UFC 273 live blog: Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen


This is the UFC 273 live blog for Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen, the lightweight main card opener Saturday night at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

Pichel enters this contest riding a three-fight winning streak and having gone 7-2 in the UFC overall. This Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt is not only a winner over Jim Miller, but also beat Austin Hubbard. He wants to climb up the UFC rankings. He would be able to do that if he beats Madsen, who is highly regarded.

Madsen has taken the lightweight division by storm. The 2016 Olympic silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling has won all 11 of his MMA fights, including three inside the octagon. Madsen holds notable victories over Hubbard and Clay Guida, and hopes to use this fight as a springboard towards a 155-pound title run.

Check out the UFC 273 live blog below.