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No titles changed hands Saturday at UFC 273 in Jacksonville, Fla.
The two men looking to become undisputed titleholders in their respective weight classes fell short. Chan Sung Jung (17-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) suffered a fourth-round TKO loss to Alexander Volkanovski (24-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) in their featherweight title main event, while Petr Yan (16-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) fell on the wrong end of a split decision in his bantamweight title unification rematch with Aljamain Sterling (21-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) in the co-headliner.
There’s an abundance of potential avenues for each guy going forward, but the most prominent is a potential retired for the 35-year-old “Korean Zombie,” who suffered the far more punishing defeat between himself and Yan.
What should the future hold for each man who failed to claim gold at UFC 273? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis.