Chan Sung Jung to challenge Alex Volkanovski at UFC 273
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.