UFC 273 is Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida, and figures to be a wild card.
It’s headlined by a pair of title fights, with featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski defending his belt in the main event against “The Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung. At BetMGM, Volkanovski is a massive -750 favorite over Jung who is +500.
In the co-main event, bitter rivals will meet for a second time, as bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling (+360) defends against interim champion Petr Yan (-500).
The fight getting the most attention is the final non-title bout on the card, the welterweight match between No. 2-ranked Gilbert Burns (+375) and 11th-ranked Khamzat Chimaev (-550). Chimaev has gone 4-0 with four finishes in the UFC and his fights have been over in a blink. In Burns, though, he faces a three-time world jiu-jitsu champion and a former welterweight title challenger.
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UFC 273 live blog
UFC 273 main card (Live now on ESPN+ PPV)
Featherweight: Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Chan Sung Jung
Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Peter Yan (ic)
Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern def. Tecia Torres by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Lightweight: Mark Madsen def. Vinc Pichel by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
UFC 273 prelims full results
Welterweight: Ian Garry def. Darian Weeks by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Middleweight: Anthony Hernandez def. Josh Fremd by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington def. Aspen Ladd by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Welterweight: Mike Mallott def. Mickey Gall by KO (punches) at 3:41 of R1:
UFC 273 early prelims full results
Heavyweight: Alexei Oleinik def. Jared Vanderaa by submission (scarf hold) at 3:39 of R1:
Catchweight (118.5 lbs): Piera Rodríguez def. Kay Hansen by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Catchweight (136.5 lbs): Julio Arce def. Daniel Santos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)