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UFC 274 — Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje: Fight card, odds, date, location, rumors, complete guide
UFC women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas vs Carla Esparza is also on the rundown for UFC 274

UFC 274 marks the promotion’s second consecutive pay-per-view title doubleheader featuring lightweight champion Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje and women’s strawweight queen Rose Namajunas vs. Carla Esparza.

Oliveira and Gaethje are shots of adrenaline in combat sports. They have finished a combined 88% of their 26 UFC fights. Oliveira is the record holder for most finishes and submissions in the promotion. Gaethje is one-half of CBS Sports’ Fight of the Year in 2017 and 2021. Expectations are that Oliveira (32-7, 1 NC) and Gaethje (23-3) will leave it all in the Octagon while competing for UFC gold in one of MMA’s premier divisions. Oliveira’s sublime jiu-jitsu game and razor-sharp Muay Thai skills collide with Gaethje’s bone-crushing kickboxing and defensive wrestling pedigree.

A story-rich rematch between Namajunas and Esparza occupies the co-main event spot. Esparza defeated Namajunas in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter 20 tournament in what was Namajunas’ fourth professional fight. Esparza etched her name in history as the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion with the win. Esparza was on the receiving end of a violent beatdown by Joanna Jedrzejczyk that removed her from the title picture for six years. While Namajunas (11-4) climbed the strawweight mountain twice — becoming a fan-favorite in the process — Esparza (18-6) laboriously laid each brick of her comeback story over 11 fights and enters the rematch with a strong foundation beneath her.

Below is the complete fight card for UFC 274 along with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook.

UFC 274 fight card, odds

  • Charles Oliveira (c) -160 vs. Justin Gaethje +135, lightweight title
  • Rose Namajunas -165 vs. Carla Esparza +140, women’s strawweight title
  • Michael Chandler -400 vs. Tony Ferguson +310, lightweight
  • Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux, light heavyweight
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon, lightweight
  • Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams, welterweight
  • Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont, women’s featherweight
  • Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell, flyweight
  • Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima, heavyweight
  • Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts, welterweight
  • Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto, women’s flyweight
  • Kleidison Rodrigues vs. CJ Vergara, flyweight
  • Ariane Carnelossi vs. Loopy Godinez, women’s strawweight
  • Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcia, bantamweight

UFC 274 info

  • Date: May 7
  • Location: Footprint Center — Phoenix, Arizona
  • Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card) 
  • How to watch: ESPN+ PPV
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UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. Korean Zombie odds, predictions: MMA insider reveals surprising fight card picks
SportsLine’s Andrew Gombas locked in his MMA picks for Chan Sung Jung vs. Alexander Volkanovski

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Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski says he considers Saturday’s title defense in the main event of UFC 273 against Chan Sung Jung a “legacy fight” considering his opponent’s pedigree. Their matchup is the second of two championship bouts on the main UFC 273 card card (10 p.m. ET) from Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville. Earlier this week, Volkanovksi told the media he sees Jung, better known as The Korean Zombie, as the latest in a line of MMA legends he has faced, and another victory will bolster his overall resume. He already has defeated decorated former champions like Max Holloway and Jose Aldo. Jung is one of the most popular fighters on the UFC roster because of his action-packed fights and the way he embraces The Korean Zombie persona.

Volkanovski is a -750 betting favorite (risk $750 to win $100), while Jung is priced at +525 in the latest UFC 273 odds from Caesars Sportsbook. In the co-main event, the bantamweight title is on the line when Petr Yan (-450) faces Aljamain Sterling (+370) in a much-anticipated rematch. Before locking in any UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie picks of your own, make sure you check out the MMA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine expert Andrew Gombas.

Gombas is a former NCAA wrestler who taps into his experience on the mat to dissect the X’s and O’s of MMA matchups in a manner that sets him apart from other MMA analysts. He started the MMA handicapping service MMA Knockout Bets in 2018 and has shown a profit every year since.

With more than 1,400 selections tracked by the third-party monitoring service Bet MMA, he has shown a 6 percent return on investment for his followers. Over the past two years, his followers have netted a profit of more than $10,000. 

Gombas launched the 2022 UFC season in January by telling SportsLine members to support Calvin Kattar (+200) against Giga Chikadze (-240) in a battle of ranked featherweight contenders in the main event. Kattar dominated wire to wire to give Gombas’ followers an easy winner. Anyone who has followed him already has seen massive returns. 

Now, with UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie looming, Gombas has studied the card from every angle and released his top MMA picks. You can only see Gombas’ UFC 273 picks at SportsLine. 

UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. Korean Zombie preview

Volkanovski (23-1) has quickly emerged from a promising contender to one of the most skilled fighters and dominant champions in the UFC. He currently sits No. 3 in the promotion’s pound-for-pound rankings behind middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and welterweight king Kamaru Usman. 

The former professional rugby player has shown a fearsome striking game to go along with great endurance and resilience. He gained control of the division with two decision victories over popular former champion Max Holloway, who is now the top-ranked contender at featherweight. 

Despite already holding two wins over Holloway, a trilogy match was originally scheduled to be the main event on Saturday, in large part because their rematch at UFC 251 resulted in a split decision that many observers believed should have gone to Holloway. But Holloway withdrew because of lingering injuries to pave the way for the fan-favorite Jung to get a title shot. 

Following his title-shot loss to Aldo, Jung (17-6) saw his MMA career derailed by mandatory military service in his native South Korea. The 35-year-old has won four of six since returning to the UFC, with one of the losses coming by knockout with one second left against No. 3-ranked Yair Rodriguez. The other defeat was a lopsided decision against the No. 2-ranked Ortega. 

Jung is known for his ability to deliver damage and withstand it in equal measure, with his nickname owing to his penchant for walking through powerful blows to give some of his own. He is coming off a lopsided decision victory last June against Dan Ige, who is now ranked No. 10. You can only see who to back at UFC 273 at SportsLine.

UFC 273 expert predictions

We’ll reveal one of Gombas’ UFC 273 selections here: He is picking Raquel Pennington (-185) to get past Aspen Ladd (+165) in a battle of women’s bantamweight contenders.

Ladd (9-2) came to the UFC as a well-regarded prospect following a 5-0 run through the Invicta FC promotion that included four finishes. The 27-year-old Californian lived up to the hype by winning her first three UFC Fights, two of those coming inside the distance. However, issues with making weight and various injuries have limited her to just two appearances in the past 30 months and she split them. Ladd is coming off a decision loss to Norma Dumont in a featherweight fight in October.

Pennington is an eight-year veteran and perennial contender who challenged for the title but lost to Amanda Nunes in May 2018. However, following another loss to former champion Holly Holm, the 33-year-old Colorado native has ripped off three consecutive victories. She notched a second-round submission against prospect Macy Chiasson in December.

“Ladd is skilled in top control but doesn’t have great wrestling or stand-up skills. I believe Pennington will keep this on the feet and win a clear decision,” Gombas told SportsLine.

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Gombas also has strong picks for Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie and other fights on the UFC 273 card. He’s also backing a fighter who “put on a masterclass performance” in his last fight to emerge with another dominant victory. Those UFC 273 picks are only available at SportsLine.

Who wins Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie? And which fighter is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed top picks on UFC 273, all from the insider who’s up more than $10,000 on MMA picks the past two years, and find out. 

UFC 273 odds, fight card

Alexander Volkanovski (-750) vs. Chan Sung Jung (+525)
Petr Yan (-450) vs. Aljamain Sterling (+370)
Khamzat Chimaev (-550) vs. Gilbert Burns (+425)
Tecia Torres (-110) vs. Mackenzie Dern (-110)
Vinc Pichel (-135) vs. Mark Madsen (+115)
Anthony Hernandez (-200) vs. Josh Fremd (+175)
Raquel Pennington (-185) vs. Aspen Ladd (+165)
Piera Rodriguez (-130) vs. Kay Hansen (+110)
Jairzinho Rozenstruik (-150) vs. Marcin Tybura (+130)
Jared Vanderaa (-110) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (-110)
Julio Arce (-190) vs. Daniel Santos (+170)
Ian Garry (-380) vs. Darian Weeks (+310)
Mike Malott (-200) vs. Mickey Gall (+170) 

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What time is UFC 273 today? PPV schedule, main card start time for Alexander Volkanovski vs. ‘The Korean Zombie’

Alexander Volkanovski faces one of his toughest opponents to date in “The Korean Zombie” at UFC 273. Meanwhile, Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan will look to enhance their already-heated rivalry.

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Taking place inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville on April 9, Volkanovski will be defending the UFC featherweight title. Sterling will be defending the UFC bantamweight title.

What time does UFC 273 start today?

  • Date: Saturday, April 9
  • Start time: 6 p.m. ET
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
  • Main card (PPV): 10 p.m. ET
  • Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET (approx.)

UFC 273 will take place on Saturday, April 9, with the early prelims kicking off the event at 6 p.m. ET. The prelims will begin at 8 p.m. ET and the main card will start at 10 p.m. ET. Sterling vs. Yan 2 should take place around 11:15. p.m. ET. Volkanovski and “The Korean Zombie” should enter the Octagon around midnight ET, depending on the length of the undercard bouts.

What channel is UFC 273 on?

  • TV channels: ESPN+, ESPN Deportes
  • Live stream: ESPN+

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The main card for UFC 273 is available in the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. That portion of the event begins at 10 p.m. ET.

Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN+, the WatchESPN app and, for the early prelims, on UFC Fight Pass.

In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

MORE: Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2 odds, predictions, betting trends for UFC 273

In the United Kingdom, the main card will be available on BT Sport 2, with the prelims available on UFC Fight Pass. 

In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Fetch TV, Kayo, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

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UFC 273 fight card

Main card: (10 p.m. ET)

  • Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. “The Korean Zombie” for the UFC featherweight title
  • Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Petr Yan for the undisputed bantamweight title
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev; welterweights
  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres; strawweights
  • Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen; lightweights

Prelims (8 p.m. ET)

  • Raquel Pennington vs. Aspen Ladd; bantamweights
  • Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks; welterweights
  • Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott; welterweights 

Early Prelims (6 p.m. ET) 

  • Aleksei Oleinik vs. Jared Vanderaa; heavyweights
  • Josh Fremd vs. Anthony Hernandez; middleweights
  • Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos; bantamweights  
  • Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen; strawweights 

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UFC 273: ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI VS. THE KOREAN ZOMBIE DATE, FIGHT TIME, TV CHANNEL AND LIVE STREAM

Two championship fights highlight a loaded UFC 273.

The UFC returns with their next major event on Saturday as UFC 273 takes place from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. The card features a championship doubleheader.

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The main event has Alexander Volkanovski defending the featherweight title against Chan Sung Jung, also known as “The Korean Zombie”. In the co-main event, a rematch for the bantamweight title, champion Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan meet in a title unification clash.

Volkanovski is coming off his second successful title defense when he dominated Brian Ortega at UFC 266. After that, it appeared he’d be meeting former 145-pound titlist Max Holloway at UFC 272 in a trilogy fight. However, Holloway suffered an injury and couldn’t compete. So the UFC shifted course and went with Jung, who has won three of four and is coming off of a decision win over fellow contender Dan Ige in June. 

Sterling and Yan fought for 135-pound gold at UFC 259 in March 2021. The fourth round was about to come to a close, and Yan had started to pull away and appeared to be on his way to a victory. But an illegal knee from Yan while Sterling was on the mat, led to Sterling being unable to continue and Yan getting disqualified for an illegal strike. They were scheduled to meet again at UFC 267. But a month before the event, Sterling pulled out due to a lingering neck issue that required surgery. Yan remained on the card and beat Cory Sandhagen by unanimous decision to win the interim title to secure the sequel with Sterling.

Here is everything you need to know about UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie.

UFC 273: ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI VS. THE KOREAN ZOMBIE DATE, START TIME

Date: Saturday, April 9   
Main card: 10:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 a.m. GMT  
Main event (approx): 12:30 a.m. ET / 6:30 a.m. GMT

The UFC 273 main card is set to get underway at 10:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 a.m. GMT with the main event walks to the Octagon scheduled for 12:30 a.m. ET / 6:30 a.m. GMT. As with every UFC fight card, the length of the undercard fights can affect these initial timings.

WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS UFC 273?

U.S.: ESPN+ PPV   
UK: BT Sport 

UFC 273 will be broadcast on ESPN+ PPV in the United States, while BT Sport has broadcasting rights in the UK. 

WHERE IS UFC 273?

UFC 273 takes place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI RECORD AND BIO

Nationality: Australian   
Born: September 29, 1988
Height: 5-6 
Reach: 71 inches   
Total Fights: 24   
Record: 23-1  

CHAN SUNG JUNG RECORD AND BIO

Nationality: Korean
Born: March 17, 1987
Height: 5-9 
Reach: 72 inches  
Total Fights: 23
Record: 17-6 

UFC 273 FIGHT CARD

Main Card

  • Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Chan Sung Jung  for Volkanovski’s Featherweight title
  • Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Petr Yan (ic) 
  • Welterweight Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
  • Women’s Strawweight Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres

Preliminary Card

  • Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks; Welterweight
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura; Heavyweight
  • Aspen Ladd vs. Raquel Pennington; Women’s Bantamweight
  • Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott; Welterweight
  • Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel; Lightweight
  • Alexey Oleynik vs. Jared Vanderaa; Heavyweight
  • Anthony Hernandez vs. Josh Fremd; Middleweight
  • Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen; Women’s Strawweight
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UFC 273 fight card, lineup for ‘Volkanovski vs. Korean Zombie’ on April 9 ay-per-view (PPV) co-main event Watch Online.
With Max Holloway injured, the promotion will ask “Korean Zombie” to step in and fight reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, not long after bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and interim titleholder Petr Yan unify the 135-pound titles in UFC 273’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event.

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Event: UFC 273: “Volkanovski vs. Korean Zombie”
Date: Sat., April 9, 2022
Location: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida
Broadcast: ESPN+ PPV, ESPN, ESPN+ (6 p.m. ET Prelims | 10 p.m. ET Main Card)

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE DIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Jacksonville, Fla., on Sat., April 9, 2022, with a world championship doubleheader that will see Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, defend against No. 4-ranked division contender, “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. In UFC 273’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, Bantamweight kingpin, Aljamain Sterling, runs it back with interim titleholder and former champion, Petr Yan.

UFC 273 PPV Main Event on ESPN+:

145 lbs.: UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski vs. “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung

UFC 273 PPV Main Card on ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET):

135 lbs.: UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling vs. Interim Bantamweight Titleholder Petr Yan
170 lbs.: Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
115 lbs.: Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
185 lbs.: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Dricus Du Plessis — CANCELED (details here)
265 lbs.: Aleksei Oleinik vs. Jared Vanderaa

UFC 273 ‘Prelims’ Under Card on ESPN/ESPN+ (8 p.m. ET):

135 lbs.: Raquel Pennington vs. Aspen Ladd
170 lbs.: Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
185 lbs.: Anthony Hernandez vs. Josh Fremd (not Dricus Du Plessis)
265 lbs.: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura — CANCELED (details here)

UFC 273 Early ‘Prelims’ on ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass (6:15 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
135 lbs.: Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos
155 lbs.: Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel
115 lbs.: Kay Hansen vs. Piera Rodriguez

*Fight card, bout order and number of fights remain subject to change due to COVID-19.*

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