Volkanovski vs Korean Zombie one of two title fights set for UFC 273
UFC 273 will be held on April 9, with early speculation pointing towards Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York as a likely location for the event.
Volkanovski vs Korean Zombie and Yan vs Sterling 2 headline UFC 273
The co-headliner for the event will feature a bantamweight title unification bout between Aljaman Sterling (20-3) and Petr Yan (16-2). This will mark the second fight between the pair. Their UFC 259 battle ended in disqualification after Yan delivered an illegal knee to Sterling, who was unable to continue.
The bout was originally set for UFC 272 in March but was pushed back a month.
Alexander Volkanovski (23-1) was originally slated to face Max Holloway at UFC 272 on March 5. However, an injury forced Holloway out of the bout. Chan Sung Jung (17-6) steps in for the Hawaiian in what will be his second chance at UFC gold. His previous title opportunity was a losing effort versus Jose Aldo at UFC 163 in 2013.
Masvidal vs Covington new UFC 272 main event
UFC 272 will now be headlined by a grudge match of Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington UFC UBO Hunter Campbell broke the news to ESPN on Tuesday. Contracts have not yet been signed. The event will take place in Las Vegas.
UFC originally had two title bouts scheduled for UFC 272.
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