UFC 273 includes a jam-packed 13-fight card that features a pair of championship fights and a rising star.
Featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski puts his world title on the line against Chan Sung Jung, a.k.a. "Korean Zombie" in the Main Event.
Prior to that, bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling looks for a more satisfying ending against interim titleholder Petr Yan in their rematch, which is just as much anticipated.
There's also the Chimaev-Burns match, which will be intriguing. Fighters take to the Octagon in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday night.
Volkanovski was originally to face Max Holloway for the third time, but then Holloway was forced to withdraw with an injury. Now, he takes on the Korean Zombie, as the Aussie seeks to pull off his third successful title defense. As for the challenger, Jung bounced back from a loss to Brian Ortega by outpointing Dan Ige in 2021 in his previous fight.
There are plenty more interesting fights up and down the card which begins at 5:15 pm EST. And for many fans, there's no better way to spice up a night of watching fights than to lay a bit of money down on the outcomes.
OPINION (Powered by Pointspreads.ca):
We can't predict the two championships fights. So, we will gaze elsewhere.
Look to bet on rising star Khamzat Chimaev (10-0 and undefeated professionally), who faces former title challenger Gilbert Burns in one of the prelims.
Chimaev has left an absolute path of destruction through four appearances inside the Octagon, even though Burns has been a formidable fighter throughout his career.
Chimaev won't give us much value as a heavy fave, but he's a beast and should meet our high expectations as a popular betting choice.