UFC 273 takes place today. It’s a mega card with two title fights and a stacked undercard filled with future UFC stars. There is noor one as a headliner, but if you’re an MMA or UFC fan, you absolutely can’t afford to miss it.
At the top of the card is Alexander Volkanovski, the current featherweight champion, taking on the legendary Chan Sung Jung, better known as The Korean Zombie. It’s kind of a soft ball for Volkanovski, who should win, but it’s MMA and anything is possible.
In the co-main is the long-awaited rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan. Their last fight ended in controversy after Yan was disqualified for landing a huge illegal knee. Most had Yan winning the fight up to that point, so Sterling unfortunately received a lot of hate online for winning that fight. This one has a lot of spice on it. I can not wait.
But UFC 273 is quality from top to bottom. Rising star Khamzat Chimaev faces his toughest test yet with perennial contender Gilbert Burns. Ian Garry, currently Ireland’s brightest prospect since Conor McGregor, is in the preliminaries. And we can also see jiu jitsu scholar Mackenzie Dern compete.
Here’s everything you need to know.
UFC 273 start time
The UFC 273 main card begins at 10 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. PDT) on November 6. Here are all the details of several time zones.
- The main card begins April 9 at 10 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. PDT).
- Preliminaries begin April 9 at 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT).
- The early prelims begin April 9 at 6 p.m. EDT (3 p.m. PDT).
- The main card starts on April 10 at 3 a.m. GMT.
- The prelims begin on April 10 at 1 a.m. GMT.
- The first preliminaries start on April 9 at 23:00 GMT
- The main card starts on April 10, 12 p.m. AEDT.
- Preliminaries begin April 10 at 10 a.m. AEDT.
- Early prelims begin April 10 at 8 a.m. AEDT
How to watch UFC 273
The UFC now has a partnership with ESPN. This is great news for the UFC and the expansion of the sport of MMA, but bad news for consumer choice. Especially if you are one of the UFC fans who want to watch UFC in the USA.
In the United States, if you want to know how to watch UFC 273, you’ll only find fight night on PPV via ESPN Plus. The cost structure is a bit confusing, but here are the options for watching UFC on ESPN, according to ESPN’s site:
- Existing ESPN Plus annual subscribers can order the next UFC card for $75
- New ESPN Plus subscribers can purchase a bundle of a UFC PPV event (streaming in HD) and an ESPN Plus annual recurring subscription for $100. It’s a good thing. The ESPN Plus Annual ESPN Subscription will automatically renew after one year, at the price of an ESPN Plus Annual Subscription at the time of auto-renewal.
You can do all of the above at the link below.
MMA fans in the UK can watch UFC 273 exclusively through BT Sport. There are more options if you live in Australia. You can watch UFC 273 via Main Event on Foxtel. You can also watch on the UFC website or using its app. You can even order using your PlayStation or using the UFC app on your Xbox.
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Full fight card
As always, this map is subject to change. We will keep this as up to date as possible.
- Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung
- Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan
- Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
- Mackenzie Dern vs Tecia Torres
- Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen
- Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
- Anthony Hernandez vs. Josh Fremd
- Aspen Ladd vs. Raquel Pennington
- Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
- Aleksei Oleinik vs. Jared Vanderaa
- Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen
- Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos