Venue: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, City: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Date: Saturday, April 09, 2022
UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on April 9, 2022, at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.
This event was initially linked to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. However, the promotion opted to move it to VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
A UFC Featherweight Championship bout between current champion Alexander Volkanovski and former title challenger Chan Sung Jung is expected to headline the event.
A UFC Bantamweight Championship title unification rematch between current champion Aljamain Sterling and former champion/current interim title holder Petr Yan is expected to take place at this event. The pairing previously met at UFC 259, with Sterling winning the title by disqualification (intentional illegal knee strike) in the fourth round, becoming the first fighter to win a UFC title by disqualification. The rematch was initially expected to take place at UFC 267, however Sterling withdrew from the contest due to lingering neck issues and an interim title bout between Yan and Cory Sandhagen was set. The bout was then scheduled for UFC 272 before being moved to this event.
A heavyweight bout between Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Marcin Tybura was initially scheduled for UFC Fight Night 202. However, in mid January it was announced the bout was moved to this card.
2016 Olympic silver medalist in wrestling Mark Madsen and Vinc Pichel were expected to meet in a lightweight bout at UFC 271, but they were pushed back to this event due to unknown reasons.
At UFC 273, the look of disgust & disappointment on Dana White's face when he noticed the winner on the scorecard is hilarious. @ufc @danawhite @funkmasterMMA @PetrYanUFC #UFC273 #UFC273 pic.twitter.com/gzeDaY9s5g— Stevie Jay (@steviejayonline) April 10, 2022
Official Fight Card
|Featherweight||Alexander Volkanovski (c)||def.||Chan Sung Jung||TKO (punches)||4||0:45|
|Bantamweight||Aljamain Sterling (c)||def.||Petr Yan (ic)||Decision (split) (48–47, 47–48, 48–47)||5||5:00|
|Welterweight||Khamzat Chimaev||def.||Gilbert Burns||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Women's Strawweight||Mackenzie Dern||def.||Tecia Torres||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Mark Madsen||def.||Vinc Pichel||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)|
|Welterweight||Ian Garry||def.||Darian Weeks||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Anthony Hernandez||def.||Josh Fremd||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Women's Bantamweight||Raquel Pennington||def.||Aspen Ladd||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Mike Malott||def.||Mickey Gall||TKO (punches)||1||3:41|
|Early preliminary card (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)|
|Heavyweight||Alexey Oleynik||def.||Jared Vanderaa||Submission (scarf hold)||1||3:39|
|Catchweight (118.5 lb)||Piera Rodríguez||def.||Kay Hansen||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Catchweight (136.5 lb)||Julio Arce||def.||Daniel Santos||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
UFC 273 main card results
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung — Volkanovski def. Jung by TKO (punches) at 0:45 of Round Four — HIGHLIGHTS!
Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan — Sterling def. Yan by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev — Chimaev def. Burns by unanimous decision (29-28 x3) — HIGHLIGHTS!
Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres — Dern def. Torres by split decision (28-29 29-28 x2)
Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel — Madsen def. Pichel by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks — Garry def. Weeks by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Anthony Hernandez vs. Josh Fremd — Hernandez def. Fremd by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Raquel Pennington vs. Aspen Ladd — Pennington def. Ladd by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott — Malott def. Gall by TKO (punches) at 3:41 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Aleksei Oleinik vs. Jared Vanderaa — Oleinik def. Vanderaa by submission (scarf hold neck crank) at 3:39 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Kay Hansen vs. Piera Rodriguez — Rodriguez def. Hansen by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos — Arce def. Santos by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.