UFC 273 Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski defends title Alexander Volkanovski against Chen Songrong, while Aljamain Sterling, in a rematch with former champion Peter Yan Puts the bantamweight belt at risk. Bantamweight champion Ajaman Sterling (20-3-0) will face interim champion Peter Yan (16-2-0) in the unification bout in the main event of UFC 273. In the co-main event, Aljamain Sterling faced off against Petr Yan in the men’s bantamweight title more than a year ago when the Russian was stunned for using Peter Young’s knee and was disqualified when he overthrew Peter Young. U.S. Ajaman Sterling (20-3) will defend his UFC title for the first time in a five-round rematch with former and current interim champion Peter Yan’s (16-2) Championship title in the co-main event.
In the main event, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski faced off against Jang Sung-Jung (aka South Korean Zombie). In contrast, United Headlines faced bantamweight champion Ajaman Sterling, against interim champion Peter Yan. In the main event of UFC 273, defending featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will defend his title against fourth-division contender Jang Sung-Jung, also known as the Korean Zombie. The UFC 273 VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, will be a title fight between men’s featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and Chen Songrong champion Alexander Volkanovski Chen Sorong. The Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight showdown between defending champion Alexander Volkanovski and former title contender Jang Sung-Joon will be the title of South Korea’s Zombies.
Main event betting lines for the UFC Featherweight Championship include overall title, winning method, round betting, etc. Other fights on the fight card include Gilbert Burns (20-4) facing Khamzat Chimaev (10-0) at welterweight and Mackenzie Dern (11-2) facing Tecia Torres (13-5) and women’s strawweight. In the only heavyweight fight on the entire UFC 273 card, Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-3-0) will take on former M-1 heavyweight champion Marcin Tybura (22-7-0). In another big battle, UFC rising star Khamzat Chimaev will face 1.2 welterweight Gilbert Burns’ toughest test in three 5-minute bouts in the main event.
Notable in Korean Zombie is the appearance of highly publicised potential Khamzat Chimaev against Gilbert Burns, undefeated Olympian turned mixed martial artist Mark O. Madsen, and undefeated Irish possible Ian Garry. The main event will feature about of epic proportions where Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan will determine who is the only true undisputed UFC bantamweight champion one year after #KneeGate. In addition, the co-main event of the evening will see the long-awaited rematch for the UFC Bantamweight Championship between reigning champion Aljamain Sterling and the man from whom the defending champion won the title, Petr No Mercy Yan. As we saw in the first fight, reigning champion Aljamain Sterling will be looking to take this intriguing fight to the checkmate and block the submission.
Alexander Volkanovski retained his UFC Featherweight title by defeating Brian Ortega by unanimous decision last September after 25 minutes of pulsating fighting. Alexander Volkanovski insists Saturday night is personal as Jung previously called holding the Australian title shameful after his UFC 251 win over an injured Max Holloway. The UFC changed course and chose Jang Sung Joon.