JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The UFC makes its return to Florida on Saturday for UFC 273, and the excitement around the loaded event is palpable.
There’s a genuine buzz behind the card, which will see a pair of championship fights unfold as well as some other key matchups from VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
The headliner will see Alexander Volkanovski (23-1 MMA, 10-0 UFC) put his featherweight title on the line against Chan Sung Jung (17-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC). The co-main event will see bantamweight titleholder Aljamain Sterling (20-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) meet interim champion Petr Yan (16-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in a unification bout rematch.
Additionally, Gilbert Burns (20-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) meets Khamzat Chimaev (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC in a potential title eliminator in the welterweight division.
MMA Junkie is “On the Ground” for the event, and caught up with some key players while exploring the city ahead of fight night.
Check out the video above.