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Alexander Volkanovski vs. ‘Korean Zombie’ set for UFC 273

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Sep 26, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; UFC featherweight champion mixed martial artist Alexander Volkanovski at Allegiant Stadium.The Raiders defeated the Dolphins 31-28 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 26, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; UFC featherweight champion mixed martial artist Alexander Volkanovski at Allegiant Stadium.The Raiders defeated the Dolphins 31-28 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Two title bouts are set for UFC 273 in April, including featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski taking on “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, according to reports Tuesday.

UFC 273 will be held April 9 at a venue to be announced.

Also, the co-headline event will feature a bantamweight title unification bout between Aljaman Sterling and Petr Yan. 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.

Volkanovski was originally slated to fight Max Holloway at UFC 272 on March 5. However, an injury forced Holloway out of the bout. Jung steps in for Holloway a month later.

UFC 272 will now be headlined by Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington in a five-round, not-title welterweight bout, UFC told ESPN. Contracts have not yet been signed. The event will take place in Las Vegas.

Masvidal has not fought since a knockout loss to Kamaru Usman in UFC 261, his second consecutive defeat to the Nigerian.

UFC originally had two title bouts scheduled for UFC 272.

–Field Level Media