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UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Korean Zombie booked, Henry Cejudo fumes

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Alexander Volkanovski and the “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung have agreed to fight at UFC 273 and former champion Henry Cejudo is none too pleased.

The changes were first reported by MMA reporter Ariel Helwani.

Chan Sung Jung (17-6-0) responded affirmatively on Twitter to a request from featherweight champion Volkanovski (23-1-0) and the bout, along with the Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan bout, has been moved to UFC 273 in April.

Jung (17-6-0), 34, has won three of his last four contests, including a decision over Dan Ige in his last bout. He is currently ranked No. 4 in the division.

According to ESPN, Volkanovski’s original opponent, Holloway pulled out Friday with an injury, creating a spot in the main event.

The UFC has not yet officially confirmed the changes.

Cejudo, a former flyweight and bantamweight champion who is now retired, threw his hat into the ring last Friday, offering to fight Volkanovski.

Cejudo was looking to become a three-time UFC champion and was reduced instead to voicing his displeasure online.

 

UFC 273 is scheduled for April 9 at a location to be determined. Other scheduled bouts include:

(C) ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI (23-1-0) VS. #4 CHAN SUNG JUNG (16-7-0)

(C) ALJAMAIN STERLING (20-3-0) VS. #1 PETR YAN (16-2-0)

#4 ASPEN LADD VS. #3 IRENE ALDANA (13-6-0) VS. #4 ASPEN LADD (9-2-0)

MICKEY GALL (7-4-0) VS. MIKE MALLOT (7-1-0)

#5 MACKENZIE DERN (11-2-0) VS. #7 TECIA TORRES (13-5-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.

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KenaiAndrewshttps://www.mmacrossfire.com
Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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