UFC 273 will be UFC’s fourth PPV event of the year 2022 which is scheduled to take place on April 9, 2022. The event will air from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
The main event bout will be Alexander Volkanovski vs Chang Sung Jung for the Featherweight Championship. The co-main event will see Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan in a Bantamweight Title Unification bout.
Continue reading to check out the complete details of UFC 273: Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie.
- Date: 9 April 2022
- Time: Main Card- 10 PM EST, Prelims- 8 PM EST, Early Prelims- 6:30 PM EST
- Location: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida
- Desk anchor & host – Jon Anik & Megan Olivi
- Desk analysts – Alan Jouban & Din Thomas
- Roving reporter – Megan Olivi
- Octagon announcer – Bruce Buffer
- Cageside Commentators – Jon Anik (lead commentator), Joe Rogan & Paul Felder
The tickets for UFC 273 are now available at the link below.
Julio Arce vs Daniel Santos
Julio Arce won via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Kay Hansen vs Piera Rodriguez
Women’s Strawweight Bout
Piera Rodriguez won via unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Aleksei Oleinik vs Jared Vanderaa
Aleksie Oleinik won via submission at 3:39 in round 1.
Mickey Gall vs Mike Malott
Mickey Gall won via TKO at 3:41 in round 1
Aspen Ladd vs Raquel Pennington
Women’s Bantamweight Bout
Raquel Pennington won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Anthony Hernandez vs Josh Fremd
Anthony Hernandez won via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Ian Garry vs Darian Weeks
Ian Garry won via unanimous decision(29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Mark O. Madsen vs Vinc Pichel
Mark O. Madsen won via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Mackenzie Dern vs Tecia Torres
Women’s Strawweight Bout
Mackenzie Dern won via split decision(29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Khamzat Chimaev vs Gilbert Burns
Khamzat Chimaev won via unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan 2
Bantamweight Title Unification Bout
Aljamain Sterling(c) won via split decision(48-47, 47-48, 48-47) to become the unified UFC Bantamweight Championship
Alexander Volknovski vs Chang Sung Jung
Featherweight Championship Bout
Alexander Volknovski(c) won via TKO at 0:45 in round 4 to retain UFC Featherweight Championship
Cancelled or Moved Bouts
- Lauren Murphy vs Miesha Tate: This fight moved to UFC Fight Night on May 14, 2022.
- Pat Sabatini vs. Gavin Tucker
- Dricus Du Plessis vs. Chris Curtis
- Aspen Ladd vs Irene Aldana
- Ilir Latifi vs Aleksei Oleinik
- Nassourdine Imavov vs Kelvin Gastelum
- Kelvin Gastelum vs Dricus Du Plessis
- Champ Alexander Volkanovski (144.5 lbs) vs. Chan Sung Jung (144.5 lbs)
- Champ Aljamain Sterling (134.5 lbs) vs. interim champ Petr Yan (134 lbs)
- Gilbert Burns (170 lbs) vs. Khamzat Chimaev (170 lbs)
- Mackenzie Dern (115.5 lbs) vs. Tecia Torres (115.5 lbs)
- Mark Madsen (155 lbs) vs. Vinc Pichel (155.5 lbs)
- Ian Garry (170.5 lbs) vs. Darian Weeks (170.5 lbs)
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik (252.5 lbs) vs. Marcin Tybura (253 lbs)
- Aspen Ladd (136 lbs) vs. Raquel Pennington (134.5 lbs)
- Mickey Gall (170.5 lbs) vs. Mike Malott (170.5 lbs)
- Aleksei Oleinik (244 lbs) vs. Jared Vanderaa (266 lbs)
- Josh Fremd (185.5 lbs) vs. Anthony Hernandez (186 lbs)
- Kay Hansen (118.5 lbs) vs. Piera Rodriguez (115 lbs)
- Julio Arce (136.5 lbs) vs. Daniel Santos (135.5 lbs)
Kay Hansen missed the weight by 2.5 pounds for the strawweight bout. He will be fined 20% of his purse and the bout will proceed as a catchweight bout.
Julio Arce also missed the wieght by 0.5 pound for bantamweight limit.
NEWS & UPDATES
As per early reports in December 2021, UFC 273 was targeted to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. On January 14, 2022, reports suggested that Vystar Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL, will host the event. UFC officially confirmed the location on February 5 during a Fight Night event broadcast.
On January 5, 2022, Dana White told ESPN that Alexander Volkanovski will defend the Featherweight title against Max Halloway at UFC 272. On January 7, 2022, ESPN reported Halloway pulled out of the bout due to aggravates injury. on January 11, 2022, Ariel Helwani reported Volanovski will fight with Chang Sung Jung, and this bout moved to UFC 273 as the main event[source]. On February 4, 2022, Max Hollway announced that he is declared medically fit to resume training. He also reportedly offered to be the backup fighter for this bout.
Earlier Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan 2 match was reported for UFC 267 but on September 25, 2021 Sterling withdrew from the bout due to neck issues. Sterling ultimately had surgery for his neck. On January 5, 2022, ESPN reported that the Sterling vs Yan rematch take place in UFC 272 as a co-main event.[source] On January 11, 2022, Ariel Helwani reported that this bout now moved to UFC 272 to this event[details].
MMA journalist Marcel Dorff reported Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Marcin Tybura match to take place at UFC February 26 event. But, on January 13, 2022, MMA fighting reported Rozenstruik vs Tybura is moved to this event.
On December 30, 2021, ESPN Deportes reported that Aspen Ladd vs Irene Aldana to take place at this event. On March 26, ESPN reported that Aldana has withdrawn from the bout for undisclosed reasons. Raquel Paddington is reported to replace her.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported on January 12, 2022, that Kelvin Gastelum vs Nassourdine Imavov would take place at this event. UFC announced on March 28 that Imavov has to withdraw due to visa issues, and the bout is cancelled from this card. On March 29, ESPN reported that Dricus Du Plessis will now face Gastelum. Plessis was earlier facing Anthony Hernandez. On March 31, 2022, UFC officially announced Gastelum vs Du Plessis was canceled due to Gastelum’s injury.
Dana White revealed in his appearance on The Underground podcast on January 28, 2022, that Khamzat Chimaev will take on Gilbert Burns at this event.
on January 12, 2022, Tecia Torres announced on Twitter that will face Mackenzie Dern at this event.
On February 5, 2022, UFC announced Ian Garry vs Darian Weeks bout will take place at this event.
On December 18, 2021, Pat Sabatini vs Galvin Tucker match was reported for UFC 273[source].
On January 14, 2022, Marcel Dorff from EuroSport reported Julio Arce vs Daniel Santos bout will take place at this event.
On January 9, 2022, Mickey Gall posted on Insta that he will fight with Mike Malott to take place at this event.
On January 9, 2022, Mickey Gall posted on Insta that he will clash with Mike Malott at this event.
On January 26, 2022, MMAFighting reported a match between Chris Curtis and Dricus Du Plessis for this event. On February 1, 2022, MMA Junkie reported Anthony Hernandez vs Albert Duraev will take place at UFC 273. MMAFighting then reported that Chris Curtis and Albert Duraev are out of the event. Du Plessis and Hernandez will now face each other[Source]. The bout was once again changed as Du Plessis is shifted to face Kevin Gastelum. Hernandez will clash Josh Fremd.
On January 28, 2022, ESPN Deportes reported a fight between Kay Hansen and Piera Rodriguez to take place at this event.
On March 28, 2022, UFC announced that a heavyweight fight between Ilir Latifi and Aleksei Oleinik has been added to the card. This bout was earlier planned for UFC Fight Night on March 26. on March 31, 2022 UFC officially announced Ilir Latifi was replaced by Jared Vanderaa.