UFC 273 prelims with Aspen Ladd and Raquel Pennington


UFC 273”s official pay-per view main card and ESPN prelims for April 9 in Florida are now available.

The UFC announced on Saturday the five-fight main card set for ESPN+ pay-per-view, which features a pair of title fights: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Aljamain Sterling and the Korean Zombie will be taking on Petr Yan 2. Khamzat Chimiev returns to the stage in his largest test against Gilbert Burns, who was once again his title challenger.

An official change was made to the line-up. Bantamweight Aspen Ladd will be facing Raquel Pennington, who was previously the title challenger. As MMA Fighting previously reported, Ladd was originally scheduled to face Irene Aldana before Aldana withdrew from the event. Pennington is currently the No. 6-ranked bantamweight in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings.

UFC 273 takes place at Vystar Veteran’s Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., and features 13 bouts in total. The venue hosted several live events in the months leading up to the pandemic. This helped it earn popularity as the promotion slowly resumes touring.

Here is the full UFC 273 fight card.

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung
  • Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan
  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nassourdine Imavov
  • Gilbert Burns and Khamzat Chimaev
  • Aspen Ladd vs. Raquel Pennington
  • Marcin Tybura vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  • Gavin Tucker vs. Pat Sabatini
  • Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
  • Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen
  • Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen
  • Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos
  • Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
  • Dricus du Plessis against Anthony Hernandez