Alexander Volkanovski and Chan-Sung Jung ‘The Korean Zombie’ will face off in the main event of UFC 273 next month.
The Australian, known as ‘The Great’, has a superb record of 23-1 and he is the defending champion of the UFC Featherweight division.
Chan-Sung will be looking to get his career back on track after two defeats in his last five.
These two have never fought each other, so it should be a fascinating contest and one that should excite all fans of UFC.
Aljamain Sterling will also defend his bantamweight title against interim champion Petr Yan.
Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie: Date and how to follow
The main event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 9 and is being held at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The prelim action will start at 1am on Sunday morning with the main card kicking off at 3am.
Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie can then be expected at around 6am.
The action will be shown on BT Sport 1 and their coverage will start at 1am.
talkSPORT will also have all the build-up and reaction to the action throughout fight week.
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Volkanovski v The Korean Zombie: Fight card
Subject to change
- Main event: Alexander Volkanovski vs Chan-Sung Jung – for UFC Featherweight Championship
- Aljamain Sterling vs. Peter Yan – for UFC Bantamweight Championship
- Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
- Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
- Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nassourdine Imavov
- Aspen Ladd vs. Raquel Pennington
- Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
- Dricus du Plessis vs. Anthony Hernandez
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura
Early preliminary card
- 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 has been said?
Alexander Volkanovski said: “The boys talked with [the UFC], they chatted to me, and then just [Jung] was the only [option] that made sense. And again, they know what I’m like.
“If I was going to fight guys that don’t really deserve it, I don’t like that. That’s not what I’m what I’m about. I’m about, give me the guys that make sense.
“He’s an OG of the sport. You talk about legacy, he’s one of the biggest names in the division as well.
“I want to take out all the guys, the legends of the featherweight division, and he’s one of them. And he’s coming off a win, a good win off Dan Ige. So it’s the only one that makes sense, and that’s why we wanted it.”
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