Alexander Volkanovski and Chan-Sung Jung “The Korean Zombie” will square off in the main event of UFC 273 this weekend.
The Aussie, known as ‘The Great’, has a stunning 23-1 record and is the reigning UFC featherweight champion.
Chan-Sung will be looking to get his career back on track after two losses in his last five.
Aljamain Sterling will also defend his bantamweight title against interim champion Petr Yan.
Gilbert Burns against Khamzat Chimaev is also on the bill.
Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie: Date and how to follow
The main event is scheduled to take place on saturday april 9 and takes place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
Preliminary action will begin at 1am Sunday morning with the main card kicking off at 3am.
Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie can then be expected around 6am.
The action will air on BT Sport 1 and their coverage will begin at 1am.
talkSPORT will also have all the preparation and reaction to the action throughout the fight week.
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Volkanovski vs. Korean Zombie: Battle Card
Subject to change
- Main Event: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan-Sung Jung – for the UFC Featherweight Championship
- Aljamain Sterling vs. Peter Yan – for the UFC Bantamweight Championship
- Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
- Mackenzie Dern vs Tecia Torres
- Alexey Oleynik vs. Jared Vanderaa
- Aspen Ladd vs. Raquel Pennington
- Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
- Anthony Hernandez vs. Josh Fremd
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Marcin Tybura
Early Preliminary Map
- Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
- Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos
- Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel
- Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen
Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie: What Was Said?
Alexander Volkanovski said: “The boys spoke with [the UFC]they chatted with me, then just [Jung] was the only one [option] it made sense. And again, they know how I am.
“If I was going to fight guys that don’t really deserve it, I don’t like it. That’s not who I am. I’m on point, give me the guys that make sense.
“He’s an OG of the sport. You talk about legacy, he’s also one of the biggest names in the division.
“I want to knock out all the guys, the legends in the featherweight division, and he’s one of them. And he just got a win, a good win over Dan Ige. So it’s the only one that makes sense, and that’s why we wanted it.
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