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UFC men’s featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (Getty Images)

UFC males’s featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (Getty Images)

In the principle occasion of UFC 273 tonight, Alexander Volkanovski defends the lads’s featherweight title in what he has referred to as a “legacy fight” towards the “Korean ZombieChan Sung Jung.

Volkanovski (23-1) received the belt from Max Holloway in 2019 earlier than retaining it towards the Hawaiian in 2020 – with a controverial choice victory – and the pair had been set for a trilogy bout earlier this 12 months. An damage to Holloway, nevertheless, dominated out the previous champion, organising veteran Sung Jung (17-6) to problem for the strap for the second time in his profession. The South Korean got here up quick towards then-title holder Jose Aldo in 2013 and is a giant underdog tonight, with Australian Volkanovski driving a 20-fight win streak.

In the co-main occasion in Jacksonville, Florida, Petr Yan appears to be like to regain the lads’s bantamweight belt from Aljamain Sterling, to whom the Russian dropped the title final 12 months by way of disqualification resulting from an unlawful knee. Sterling (20-3) has not fought since resulting from a neck surgical procedure, whereas Yan (16-2) claimed the interim title in a combat of the 12 months contender towards Cory Sandhagen in October.

Those fights comply with the individuals’s principal occasion, which sees the most-hyped prospect within the UFC, Khamzat Chimaev, tackle former title challenger Gilbert Burns (20-4) in a welterweight conflict. It is about to be the hardest take a look at but for the unbeaten Chimaev (10-0), although the Russian-born Swede has received all of his fights by way of end, main many followers to see this as the subsequent step in his fast rise to the highest. Follow dwell updates from the UFC 273 principal card and prelims, under.

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  • Alexander Volkanovski (C) vs Chan Sung Jung (featherweight title)

  • Aljamain Sterling def. Petr Yan by way of cut up choice (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

  • Khamzat Chimaev def. Gilbert Burns by way of unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Mackenzie Dern def. Tecia Torres by way of cut up choice (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Mark Madsen def. Vinc Pichel by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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06:32 , Alex Pattle

Round 4

Volkanovski lands a clear one-two that stuns Zombie, then one other one-two!

Referee Herb Dean steps in and stops the combat with Zombie nonetheless standing!

It’s throughout.

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Round 3

Zombie comes ahead with a flurry of first rate strikes, however Volkanovski appears to be okay…

The champion occasions a takedown nicely and will get Zombie to the mat towards the fence.

Zombie fights again to his toes however is dropped late within the spherical!

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Round 2

The featherweights commerce leg kicks. Volk half-drops Zombie with a lead left hook on the counter.

He drops the challenger once more, this time with a harsh proper hand! Some clear punches from Volk with Zombie on the mat, however Sung Jung is ready to get better and stand…

Good journey now by Volk, who seals one other dominant spherical.

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06:17 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

Chants of “Zombie” from the group. Volkanovski lands a left hand, then a low kick. Now a physique kick.

Nice counter left from Volkanovski throughout a quick alternate. He’s the quicker and extra correct fighter thus far. He’s catching Zombie on the tip of jabs.

Zombie’s face is bloodied already. Volk switches stances. He wobbles Zombie barely with a proper overhand…

The champion simply secures a takedown towards the fence, however Zombie stands shortly.

Volk drops Zombie with a counter punch, then a low kick. A terrific first spherical for the champion.

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Sung Jung is out to “Zombie” by The Cranberries. Volkanovski is out to “Down Under” by Men At Work.

Here we go!

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A terrific card thus far. Now it’s time for the principle occasion…

Alexander Volkanovski (23-1) defends the lads’s featherweight title towards the “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (17-6).

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05:55 , Alex Pattle

An extraordinarily shut combat. Indy Sport truly had it as a draw. Here’s how we scored it:

Sterling 9-10 Yan

Sterling 10-8 Yan

Sterling 10-9 Yan

Sterling 9-10 Yan

Sterling 9-10 Yan

Sterling 47-47 Yan

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Aljamain Sterling def. Petr Yan by way of cut up choice (48-47, 47-48, 48-47).

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Why is the group booing?

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48-47 Sterling

48-47 Yan

48-47 Sterling

STERLING GETS IT DONE! HE’S IN TEARS!

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Sterling vs Yan – Round 5

Yan will get free. Sterling retains capturing for takedowns however with no set-ups. He’s telegraphing them.

Big leaping knee from Yan! He sprawls to defend a takedown try and takes the again!

He’s throwing punches as Sterling appears to be like on the clock… The champion stands towards the fence and strikes into area.

A scramble follows after one other failed takedown try from Sterling.

Yan establishes management and that’s how the combat ends. The pair surprisingly present mutual respect.

Who is aware of how this one might be scored?

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05:44 , Alex Pattle

Sterling vs Yan – Round 5

Final spherical. The scores might be in every single place right here. Did Sterling get a 10-8 in Round 2, 3, or each – or neither? Who received a detailed first spherical?

Sterling tries for a takedown towards the fence, however Yan is holding agency. The pair separate and Yan comes ahead with punches – with blended success.

Sterling grabs Yan as soon as extra and shortly takes the again. He tries to pull Yan to the mat, whereas the Russian works his option to the fence.

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Sterling vs Yan – Round 4

Yan is throwing physique punches from inside Sterling’s guard.

The Russian lands a heavy blow, and Sterling elects to face. Yan has him again down, although, and is touchdown first rate floor and pound…

Sterling makes it to the buzzer in relative security.

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Sterling vs Yan – Round 4

Yan with an honest early mixture which may have stung Sterling, and the Russian briefly appears to be like to grapple!

The pair separate and Yan drops Sterling with a tough leg kick.

Sterling stands, however Yan is holding him from behind towards the fence. The champion is ready to free himself and transfer into area.

Nice leaping knee from Yan! Sterling with a entrance kick to the physique, now a jab to the abdomen.

Sterling grabs Yan and takes the again with ease! Yan falls to the mat however twists and half-escapes, however he’s now in Sterling’s guard.

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Sterling vs Yan – Round 3

More boos rain down from a, frankly, clueless section of MMA followers in Jacksonville.

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Sterling vs Yan – Round 3

Sterling continues to be in search of a rear bare choke. This have to be so irritating for Yan.

Sterling is closing in on seven minutes of management time.

The first spherical was shut, however Sterling simply received the second and is about to seal the third.

The buzzer goes.

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05:33 , Alex Pattle

Sterling vs Yan – Round 3

Yan defends a takedown and the bantamweights commerce knees within the clinch.

This time Sterling will get the takedown, towards the fence! He instantly takes the again and will get a physique triangle once more!

Sterling is laughing as he punches Yan.

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Sterling vs Yan – Round 2

Yan survives the spherical.

“Aljo, look at him, look at the motherf*****!”

Yan is wanting drained on his stool. Sterling is strolling across the ring.

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Sterling vs Yan – Round 2

Sterling is forcing Yan to consider choke makes an attempt however can also be throwing punches to the top and physique.

The crowd is booing, however I don’t know why; Sterling is working.

Yan lands his personal punches from above, however Sterling is closing in on the choke now…

He can’t fairly get it however flattens out Yan and lands some first rate punches!

Yan twists, however Sterling is totally in management.

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05:26 , Alex Pattle

Sterling vs Yan – Round 2

That was a detailed first spherical, with Yan pressuring however Sterling touchdown the higher pictures.

Yan mistimes a kick and Sterling forces him to the mat!

Sterling shortly will get into mount, earlier than taking the again. He has a physique triangle and is attempting for a choke…

We by no means noticed the pair on this place of their first combat…

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05:23 , Alex Pattle

Sterling vs Yan – Round 1

Both males throw punches so arduous that they lose stability. Neither lands.

Yan continues to be urgent ahead, forcing Sterling to maintain considering. The champion switches stances to attempt to maintain Yan guessing, too.

Yan defends one other takedown try and the pair commerce heavy hooks to finish the spherical.

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05:20 , Alex Pattle

Sterling vs Yan – Round 1

No contact of gloves, no shock.

Yan pressed ahead early. Body kick lands for Sterling.

Sterling shoots for a takedown, however Yan sprawls nicely to disclaim the champion. Yan then throws a physique kick. Sterling responds in sort.

Yan catches a physique kick this time. He throws his personal. The pair are buying and selling that assault ceaselessly.

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Most followers count on Yan to get the win right here, maybe in additional dominant trend than he was heading in the right direction to within the rivals’ first assembly.

But can Sterling be taught from his errors from that combat and win right here by making changes? We’re about to search out out…

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Yan (16-2) misplaced the lads’s bantamweight title to Aljamain Sterling (20-3) by way of DQ resulting from an unlawful knee final 12 months.

Sterling began that combat nicely however couldn’t sustain the tempo, and Yan pulled forward as he tends to – till the unlawful strike.

Since then, Jamaican-American Sterling has been recovering from neck surgical procedure, whereas Yan claimed the interim title by outpointing Cory Sandhagen in October. That conflict was a combat of the 12 months contender in 2021.

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05:09 , Alex Pattle

Both males proved one thing there. Chimaev proved he belongs on the high of the division alongside one of the best welterweights on the planet, and Burns concurrently confirmed that he’s nonetheless one among that group.

A terrific combat. Respect to each combatants.

Next up, it’s one other enormous bout… Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan 2!

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Chimaev: “F***ing tough fight, bro, I didn’t know he was so tough.

“I’m tired, I feel a lot of pain, I love this s***.”

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Khamzat Chimaev def. Gilbert Burns by way of unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

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Burns vs Chimaev – Round 3

Chimaev’s nostril is bloodied, however Burns’ face is leaking.

What a combat. What a freakin’ combat.

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Burns vs Chimaev – Round 3

It’s certainly 19-19.

Good jabs from each males. Chimaev lands a lead uppercut on the angle.

The Swede lands a proper straight then defends a takedown from Burns, however the Brazilian briefly has Chimaev towards the fence.

Chimaev’s punches are tidier right here and he’s beginning to tee off.

He lands a knee, too. He’s switching it up, concentrating on the top and physique.

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Burns vs Chimaev – Round 2

Chimaev appears to be like drained, a primary throughout his UFC run.

Burns lands a left hook and proper straight. Chimaev comes again with a tough punch, then sprawls as Burns tries for a takedown.

Burns with hammer fists from guard, then the pair stand. The crowd loves this.

Tidy jab from Burns as Chimaev throws sloppy, winging punches. Lead left hook lands for Burns.

Burns drops Chimaev once more late within the spherical! The Swede responds with a takedown! WHAT A ROUND!

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04:46 , Alex Pattle

Burns vs Chimaev – Round 2

Chimaev switching stances, as he did to drop Burns in Round 1.

Bice counter proper from Burns. Chimaev misses with a clubbing proper hook.

Burns jabs to the physique. He tries for a single-leg takedown however to no avail.

Burns drops Chimaev with a hook behind the ear, then pours on punches!!!!

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Burns vs Chimaev – Round 1

Both males land good punches. Chimaev connects with a left hook as Burns has his again towards the fence. The Brazilian strikes into area.

It’s arduous to inform whether or not Chimaev slipped simply now or was staggered by a punch!

Burns blocks a physique kick however is dropped by a tough proper jab!!

Chimaev pours on hammer fists however finally permits Burns to face!

Burns is minimize across the high of his head.

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Burns vs Chimaev – Round 1

Chimaev flicks out a entrance kick up high. He instantly then shoots for a takedown towards the fence.

Burns defends it and the lads commerce knees to the physique.

Chimaev wraps up Burns’ legs and is ready to drag the Brazilian to the ground.

Burns stands and tries to roll by way of one other takedown try. He pulls guard, however Chimaev stands up, not wishing to have interaction.

He kicks Burns’ legs, earlier than permitting the veteran to face.

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Here we go!

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Many followers imagine Chimaev can be worthy of a title shot if he had been to beat Burns.

Intriguingly, Usman helped Burns to organize for this combat.

UFC president Dana White did recommend this week, nevertheless, that Colby Covington might be subsequent for Chimaev if the “Wolf” wins tonight.

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Former welterweight title challenger Burns (20-4) emerges now, additionally to cheers.

The Brazilian, 35, bounced again from his unsuccessful title shot towards pal and former teammate Kamaru Usman by outpointing Stephen Thompson final day out.

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Russian-born Swede Chimaev is out first. The 27-year-old is 10-0 with 10 finishes. He is 4-0 within the UFC, having absorbed only one important strike in these bouts – by some means.

He sprints to the ring upon rising in entrance of a raucous crowd.

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04:25 , Alex Pattle

An entertaining combat and the correct consequence.

Next up, the one followers have been ready for…

Khamzat Chimaev vs Gilbert Burns.

Khamzat Chimaev’s second of fact arrives in UFC 273 conflict with Gilbert Burns

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Mackenzie Dern def. Tecia Torres by way of cut up choice (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).

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Dern vs Torres – Round 3

The girls commerce leg kicks. Dern misses with a entrance kick upstairs however will strive for a single-leg takedown now.

Torres with an up-kick that appears to harm Dern! Now a spinning again kick to the physique.

Torres connects with some proper fingers and flooring Dern with a well-timed low kick. She permits Dern to face.

Torres now displays her superior hanging, mixing up her kicks because the combat ends.

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Dern vs Torres – Round 2

Dern cycles by way of a few submission makes an attempt on the canvas – a leg lock, a knee bar…

Dern is now seated on Torres’ abdomen, with Torres’ head behind her again. Dern throws some again elbows.

Torres survives an intriguing spherical.

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Dern vs Torres – Round 2

Dern jumps into guard on a standing Torres!

She appears to be like for a triangle briefly, then considers a guillotine, and now a Kimura!

Torres hits the mat and has by some means escaped the maintain! Wow!

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Dern vs Torres – Round 1

Torres with a few stomps to Dern’s lead leg. Dern responds with two first rate proper fingers.

Dern then lands a physique kick earlier than connecting with two extra proper straights!

Torres ends the spherical with some aspect push kicks.

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Dern vs Torres – Round 1

Dern, who fights out of Brazil, is aggressive along with her hanging from the get-go.

She additionally tries to seize Torres a few occasions, risking head clashes.

Dern retains urgent ahead, and Torres geese her head and swings blind hooks.

Dern grabs Torres towards the fence, however the “Tiny Tornado” reverses the place.

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Now we’ve all-American strawweight motion!

No 5 Mackenzie Dern (11-2) takes on No 7 Tecia Torres (13-5).

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Mark Madsen def. Vinc Pichel by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

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Pichel vs Madsen – Round 3

Pichel with extra success to the top of Madsen earlier than driving the Dane to the fence.

Madsen will get the higher of the grappling alternate, although, and takes down Pichel.

Madsen is totally in management now. His nook requested him for a takedown, and he obliged. Now he’s heading in the right direction to edge a choice, you’d predict.

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Pichel vs Madsen – Round 2

Pichel lands a mix up high after which, towards the percentages, takes down the Olympic medalist wrestler!

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Pichel vs Madsen – Round 2

Harsh left physique kick by Pichel as Madsen comes ahead. He then lands hooks off each side.

Madsen opts to grapple, and the combat hits the mat. Pichel appears to be like for a leg lock, however Madsen finally escapes and stands.

Pichel can also be up on his toes.

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Pichel vs Madsen – Round 1

Madsen with a pleasant left hand. He occasions a double-leg takedown nicely and secures it!

He briefly tries for a guillotine, however Pichel slips out and will get behind Madsen in a short time – spectacular stuff.

The American opts to face and separate. Madsen lands a giant proper hand!

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Pichel vs Madsen – Round 1

Pichel switching stances early on. Madsen lands a few low kicks. Pichel with a entrance physique kick.

Another arduous leg kick from Madsen. The crowd is slightly quiet for this one thus far.

Pichel rushes ahead with feints up high and an out of doors low kick. The American misses with an overhand proper.

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Both males emerge to AC/DC tracks.

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Vinc Pichel (14-2) and Mark Madsen (11-0) conflict in a light-weight bout to get us beneath manner.

American Pichel is 39 years outdated, Denmark’s Madsen is 37.

Madsen received Olympic silver in Greco-Roman wrestling on the 2016 Games in Rio.

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It’s time for the principle card!

Two title fights and one other have a look at Khamzat Chimaev in motion. Plus, two bouts earlier than that to get us going.

This must be nice.

Main card

Alexander Volkanovski (C) vs Chan Sung Jung (featherweight title)

Aljamain Sterling (C) vs Petr Yan (IC) (bantamweight title)

Gilbert Burns vs Khamzat Chimaev (welterweight)

Mackenzie Dern vs Tecia Torres (girls’s strawweight)

Vinc Pichel vs Mark Madsen (light-weight)

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Ian Garry def. Darian Weeks by way of unanimous choice (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).

Indy Sport had it 29-28 to Garry, who tells Jon Anik: “It was good. He was big, tough and strong.

“I didn’t want him to wrestle, because he’s a good wrestler.

“At the end of the day, it’s 15 minutes in the cage. I’m not happy with it – I like finishing fights – but it’s experience,

“I love this s***, thank you all for coming out.”

Garry provides that he and his spouse expect a baby.

“Line them up, I’ll knock them down. Everyone is gonna be calling me ‘daddy’.”

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Garry vs Weeks – Round 3

The pair embrace, sort of, to start out the ultimate spherical, after Garry’s nook inform him to not load up an excessive amount of on his strikes.

Garry is kicking low and punching excessive. Now a jab to the physique by the tall Irishman.

He sprawls nicely to disclaim Weeks a takedown. A head kick now grazes the top of the American.

Garry’s nostril has been busted open by some means and he’s pawing at it. He stumbles his opponent with a strike, although!

Weeks stays composed and clinches Garry towards the fence. Once extra, Garry reverses the place and even briefly appears to be like for a visit or takedown of his personal.

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Garry vs Weeks – Round 2

Garry is beginning to land proper straights with growing frequency, reddening the face of Weeks.

Weeks as soon as extra grapples Garry towards the fence, however the Irishman reveals off some spectacular takedown defence.

We might be taking a look at 19-19 by way of two rounds.

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Garry vs Weeks – Round 2

Garry’s nook ask if he’s having a troublesome time discovering his vary. It does appear to be the case. Round 2 begins.

Weeks once more presses ahead. Garry snaps again the American’s head with a pointy jab.

Inside low kick from Garry. His hand velocity can also be on present now.

Weeks decides that grappling is a greater choice than standing and buying and selling strikes with the Irishman, so grabs Garry towards the fence as soon as extra.

Garry briefly reverses the place, however Weeks reasserts himself. As they separate, Weeks connects with an honest elbow.

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Garry vs Weeks – Round 1

Garry fends off the takedown try, however Weeks does land some knees.

Garry reverses the place earlier than backing away. He narrowly misses with a fast entrance kick aimed on the head of Weeks.

More head kick makes an attempt from Garry, who’s now dropped by a leg kick himself! Like Weeks earlier within the spherical, the Irishman is shortly again on his toes.

“Ole” chants ring across the area in Jacksonville, Florida, the state the place Garry trains at Sanford MMA.

Again Weeks is grappling Garry towards the fence. An excellent first spherical by the American underdog.

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Garry vs Weeks – Round 1

Weeks misses with a physique kick early. He’s taken the centre and is backing up Garry now.

Garry is circling however hasn’t thrown something but… till he drops Weeks with a well-timed calf kick!

The American bounces again up. Garry with a few punches up high earlier than sliding out of the way in which of Weeks’ return pictures.

Weeks once more presses ahead and almost eats a knee to the chin as he geese for a takedown try.

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Garry, 24, received his UFC debut by way of first-round knockout in November, whereas Weeks has secured all of his skilled victories by way of end.

Here we go, can Garry proceed to justify the hype?

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One extra prelim combat to go!

Unbeaten Irish welterweight Ian Garry (8-0) faces American Darian Weeks (5-1).

Check out our interview with “The Future” Garry from earlier this week:

Ian Garry on UFC 273, Khamzat Chimaev and Conor McGregor

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Anthony Hernandez def. Josh Fremd by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

An excellent rally by Fremd in Round 2, however 30-27 is right within the opinion of Indy Sport.

Hernandez with a ridiculous tempo.

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Hernandez vs Fremd – Round 3

Hernandez reestablishes the sample of the primary spherical and begin of the second, controlling Fremd within the grappling exchanges and in search of submissions.

Neither a guillotine nor D’Arce are profitable, however Hernandez continues to be in management.

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Hernandez vs Fremd – Round 2

Hernandez is ready to maintain his wherewithal and stand, however now Fremd is grappling offensively and secures his personal takedown towards the fence.

Hernandez once more stands, however that is higher from Fremd, who’s attempting to put on down his opponent and even the percentages.

Fremd lands some good knees within the clinch earlier than backing away. He catches Hernandez on the tip of two straight proper fingers, however Hernandez turns the tables in a wild finish to the spherical!

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Hernandez vs Fremd – Round 2

UFC debutant Fremd does nicely to stave off a takedown try at first of this spherical, however Hernandez is relentless,

He sprints at Fremd and drags him down towards the fence. Fremd stands however is nearly caught in a D’Arce choke.

Hernandez is ready to drive Fremd again down and strikes into aspect management, however Fremd scrambles nicely and even will get his personal guillotine locked in!

It’s not fairly as tight because it might be, nevertheless, and Hernandez pops his head out!

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Hernandez vs Fremd – Round 1

The pair stand and separate, and Fremd lands some first rate left fingers.

Hernandez has worn down his opponent over a lot of this spherical, although, and is ready to safe one other takedown with larger ease this time.

As Fremd tries to face towards the fence, Hernandez fires off knees to the physique and an elbow to the top.

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Hernandez vs Fremd – Round 1

Hernandez with a giant takedown shot early on. Fremd shakes off his opponent, and the pair commerce some wild strikes.

Fremd appears to be like the extra technical of the 2, nevertheless.

Hernandez grabs Fremd up towards the fence and tries to safe a double-leg takedown; Fremd goes down after some first rate preliminary resistance.

Hernandez is in search of a guillotine choke however can’t fairly get it… he shuffles round and takes the again with one hook in.

He readjusts and appears to have a brand new guilllotine try locked in, however Fremd stays calm and escapes!

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Another all-American bout is up subsequent: Anthony Hernandez vs Josh Fremd at middleweight.

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The proper consequence, although a 30-27 scorecard in favour of Pennington wouldn’t have been unfair both.

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Raquel Pennington def. Aspen Ladd by way of unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

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Ladd vs Pennington – Round 3

Ladd continues to be holding Pennington, now with a physique lock from behind. Pennington stays calm to stop Ladd from totally taking the again, nevertheless, and the ladies are quickly nose to nose towards the fence, clinching as soon as extra.

That’s how the combat will finish! We’ll go to the judges’ scorecards.

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Ladd vs Pennington – Round 3

Final spherical. Ladd presses ahead and flicks out a entrance kick to the physique; Pennington responds with one among her personal, a heavier strike.

Pennington kicks low now, a number of occasions. She lands a Superman punch! Once once more, Pennington makes use of a mix to drive Ladd again towards the fence, earlier than touchdown knees within the clinch.

Ladd connects with a few of her personal, then occasions a visit nicely to take down Pennington! It’s not lengthy earlier than Pennington is again to her toes, although!

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Ladd vs Pennington – Round 2

Ladd appears to land a left hook as Pennington connects with an overhand proper.

Pennington geese and throws a one-two to the physique of Ladd, earlier than sneaking in a knee, too.

Again Pennington drives Ladd again to the cage wall and will get off a sequence of knees.

The girls brawl late within the spherical!

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Ladd vs Pennington – Round 2

Ladd goes southpaw, which truly might make her much more weak to these left hooks from Pennington.

Sure sufficient, one quickly lands. Pennington then makes use of a flurry of punches to create a gap to seize Ladd by the waist, driving her compatriot again to the fence.

Pennington has a Thai clinch and lands some knees to the physique, earlier than the pair separate. Ladd lands a head kick, however there’s not a lot behind it.

Now the motion is briefly stopped for an unintended eye poke by Ladd…

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Ladd vs Pennington – Round 1

Pennington is touchdown increasingly more left hooks, reddening the face of Ladd.

Pennington with a heavy one-two up high that seems to bother Ladd. She then grabs Ladd in a Thai clinch and lands two knees to the top!

The buzzer sounds to mark the tip of the spherical, at a great time for Ladd…

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Ladd vs Pennington – Round 1

Ladd takes the centre of the ring early, however she’s quickly backed up. Lots of feints from each girls, however no strikes thrown till Pennington connects with a straight proper.

Ladd catches a entrance kick to the physique, but it surely might need partially landed. Pennington makes use of some overhands to shut distance and seize Ladd towards the fence, however Ladd is ready to free herself.

She flicks out a excessive kick then eats a low kick from Pennington, who quickly leans right into a left hook.

Pennington begins to search out some accuracy along with her personal punches, nevertheless. She stepped in to interchange Irene Aldana right here.

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Pennington is 13-8, her fellow American Ladd is 9-2. Here we go.

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Next up, Raquel Pennington and Aspen Ladd go head-to-head within the girls’s bantamweight division.

It’s fourth (Ladd) vs seventh (Pennington).

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Malott, 30, strikes to 8-1-1 with this win.

“F*** cancer,* he shouts, will saying he will donate his $10,000 show money to help his friend’s daughter in her fight against the disease.

He also urges people to visit his Instagram page and donate via the link in his bio.

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Mike Malott def. Mickey Gall via first-round TKO (3:41, punches).

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Malott, in his UFC debut, makes a statement!

The Canadian finds a home for a left hook that sends Gall faceplanting.

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Mickey Gall vs Mike Malott is up now, a welterweight bout.

Round 1

Gall, who famously submitted WWE star CM Punk in each man’s UFC debut, is getting tagged with punches early.

Gall, more of a grappler, is staying composed, however. His head is snapped back by a jab, but he returns fire with an overhand right and a jab of his own.

Left hook lands for Malott, who then connects with a left to the body! Gall times a takedown well, but Malott stands quickly against the cage before ceating space.

OH! GALL IS OUT COLD!

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Welcome to our official coverage of UFC 273!

First, a quick round-up of the early prelim results…

Aleksei Oleinik def. Jared Vanderaa via first-round submission (neck crank, 3:39)

Piera Rodriguez def. Kay Hansen via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Julio Arce def. Daniel Santos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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The prelims begin in 10 minutes! Our round-by-round updates will get under way then, and we’ll also give you a round-up of the early prelim results.

Stay tuned!

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Next up, here’s an excerpt from our preview of Alexander Volkanovski vs Chan Sung Jung…

“Since returning from a four-year absence in 2017, the ‘Korean Zombie’ has gone 4-2 in the UFC, beating Dan Ige last time out to rebound from a loss to Brian Ortega. Ige is a talented fighter but not (yet) considered an elite featherweight, while Ortega has twice challenged for the belt, so veteran Sung Jung’s credentials for a title fight have been questioned.

“In fact, the 35-year-old challenged then-champion Jose Aldo in 2013 and was stopped by the Brazilian in Sung Jung’s final fight before leaving MMA to undertake his compulsory stint of military service in South Korea.”

Read our evaluation in full right here (yep, it’s a part of the identical article because the final two posts):

Khamzat Chimaev’s second of fact arrives in UFC 273 conflict with Gilbert Burns

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Sunday 10 April 2022 00:20 , Alex Pattle

Next up, right here’s an excerpt from our preview of Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan…

“Most fans believe Yan will claim the victory over Sterling that he was closing in on in their first meeting. Many think the interim champion will do so with ease.

“But it is worth looking at Sterling’s early success from their first clash; even if Yan was content to let the Jamaican-American expend his energy, Sterling was picking up points, and the defending champion can learn from his mistakes from that contest to make this bout more competitive than many fans expect.”

Read our evaluation in full right here (yep, it’s a part of the identical article because the final publish):

Khamzat Chimaev’s second of fact arrives in UFC 273 conflict with Gilbert Burns

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Sunday 10 April 2022 00:01 , Alex Pattle

Ahead of UFC 273, we took a have a look at the storylines round this night’s three largest bouts. First up, right here’s an excerpt from our preview of Khamzat Chimaev vs Gilbert Burns…

“This bout has captured the imagination of more fans than even the two title fights, with followers of the sport desperate to find out whether Chimaev is as genuine of a contender as some believe. The Swedish-born Russian is 4-0 in the UFC and 10-0 overall; all of his wins have come via finish and he has remarkably absorbed just one significant strike in the promotion. He has suffocating wrestling skills and easily-generated knockout power. […]

“If Chimaev runs through Burns, we are looking at one of the most stunning rises in the history of the UFC – perhaps the single most stunning, and that is no hyperbole. Even if he narrowly beats Burns, he will have established himself as worthy of a title shot.”

Read our evaluation in full right here:

Khamzat Chimaev’s second of fact arrives in UFC 273 conflict with Gilbert Burns

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Saturday 9 April 2022 23:40 , Alex Pattle

This night’s preliminary card will come to a head with Ian Garry’s second combat within the UFC.

The unbeaten Irish welterweight, who received his UFC debut by way of first-round knockout in November, faces Darian Weeks right here. Ahead of that conflict, the 24-year-old Garry took half in a roundtable interview, during which The Independent was concerned. Here’s what he needed to say:

“If f***ing Khamzat Chimaev walked by this door now and said something to me, me and him would go. I’m not afraid of anybody. I’ll punch him out if he wants to go, no problem. I don’t think anyone’s unbeatable.

“What I do so well is figure out ways to win. I find that victory and I make it look easy, then I go in and rock that mic better than anyone else. That makes me just that little bit better, the cream of the crop. I believe I’m going to be the best in the world. I’m on a rocket ship to the moon.”

Full interview right here:

Ian Garry on UFC 273, Khamzat Chimaev and Conor McGregor

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Here is tonight’s card in full:

Main card

UFC men’s featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (Getty Images)

UFC males’s featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (Getty Images)

Alexander Volkanovski (C) vs Chan Sung Jung (featherweight title)

Aljamain Sterling (C) vs Petr Yan (IC) (bantamweight title)

Gilbert Burns vs Khamzat Chimaev (welterweight)

Mackenzie Dern vs Tecia Torres (girls’s strawweight)

Vinc Pichel vs Mark Madsen (light-weight)

Prelims

Unbeaten Irish welterweight Ian Garry won his UFC debut by knockout (USA TODAY Sports)

Unbeaten Irish welterweight Ian Garry received his UFC debut by knockout (USA TODAY Sports)

Ian Garry vs Darian Weeks (welterweight)

Anthony Hernandez vs Josh Fremd (middleweight)

Raquel Pennington vs Aspen Ladd (girls’s bantamweight)

Mickey Gall vs Mike Malott (welterweight)

Early prelims

Aleksei Oleinik vs Jared Vanderaa (heavyweight)

Piera Rodriguez vs Kay Hansen (girls’s strawweight)

Julio Arce vs Daniel Santos (bantamweight)

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Saturday 9 April 2022 23:00 , Alex Pattle

Two title fights high a stacked card at UFC 273 this night, but nearly all of followers are most wanting ahead to the ‘people’s principal occasion’: a welterweight conflict between Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns.

Unbeaten at 10-0 and having received all of his fights by way of end, Chimaev is the most-hyped prospect within the UFC. The Russian-born Swede is about for his hardest take a look at thus far, nevertheless, when he takes on former title challenger Burns (20-4) right here. A jiu-jitsu black belt with sharp hanging and heavy fingers, the 35-year-old Burns is a well-rounded combatant and marks an enormous step-up in competitors for Chimaev, 28, whose final outing was his first towards a top-15 opponent within the UFC. In any case, Chimaev received that bout towards Li Jingliang by way of first-round submission, choking the Chinaman out chilly after slamming him to the mat whereas chatting with UFC president Dana White by way of the cage.

Following Chimaev’s contest with Burns in Jacksonville, Florida, the co-main occasion will see Petr Yan attempt to regain the lads’s bantamweight belt from Aljamain Sterling, to whom the Russian misplaced the title by way of disqualification final 12 months. Yan (16-2) landed an unlawful knee to drop the belt to the Jamaican-American, who has not fought since resulting from neck surgical procedure. Yan, in the meantime, claimed the interim title by outpointing Cory Sandhagen in a combat of the 12 months contender in October.

In the principle occasion, Alexander Volkanovski (23-1) defends his featherweight belt towards the “Korean ZombieChan Sung Jung (17-6), who acquired this title shot after Max Holloway withdrew from a trilogy bout towards Australian Volkanovski.

We’ll have round-by-round dwell updates from the prelims and principal card this night, plus a round-up of the early prelim outcomes.



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