The Korean Zombie will fight for the featherweight title. Last night Ariel Helwani confirmed that Chan Sung Jung would face Alex Volkanovski at UFC 273 on April 9th:
Alex Volkanovski vs. Chang Sung Jung for the 145 title is a done deal for UFC 273 on April 9.
Co-main is Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan for the 135 title.
Location TBD. Likely not Brooklyn.
New headliner for UFC 272 is Jorge Masvidal x Colby Covington. Verbal, not signed.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 11, 2022
With Max Holloway injured a fight between the champion and the Korean challenger was known to be in the works and it appears to be official. But Helwani says the event does not have a location yet despite it being widely reported that UFC 273 was set for the Barclays Centre in New York.
Volkanovski (23-1) has won ten fights out of ten since signing for the UFC. The Australian will be making the third defence of his flyweight title.
Jung (17-6) is coming off a decision win over Dan Ige at UFC Vegas 29. He prepared for that bout at Fight Ready in Arizona and announced he would be using it as a base for all future fights.
Also on the card is the long awaited rematch between regular bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling (20-3) and interim champion Petr Yan (16-2). The Russian was disqualified at UFC 259 for throwing an illegal knee in the fourth round of a fight he appeared to be winning comfortably.
UFC 273, TBA, April 9th
Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Chan Sung Jung (For featherweight title)
Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Petr Yan (For bantamweight title)
Aspen Ladd vs. Irene Aldana (Bantamweight)
Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott (Welterweight)
Lauren Murphy vs. Miesha Tate (Flyweight)