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|Ian “The Future” Garry||TALE OF THE TAPE||Darian Weeks|
|6’3” / 191cm||Height||5’11” / 180cm|
|74.0” / 188cm||Reach||72.0” / 183cm|
|Sanford MMA||Team||Hulett House MMA|
Probably the hottest prospect in the UFC right now, Ian Garry is coming off a spectacular first round KO win over Jordan Williams in his UFC debut. With one second left in the round, Garry closed the show with a devastating counter right. Darian Weeks UFC debut ended in a unanimous decision loss to Bryan Barberena, and a win over Ian Garry is exactly what he needs to get back on track. Both fighters possess knockout power and like to end fight early so expect fireworks from start to finish.
Ian Garry via KO/TKO/DQ in round 1 (+240)
|Jairzinho “Bigi Boy”Rozenstruik||TALE OF THE TAPE||Marcin “Tybur” Tybura|
|6’2” / 188cm||Height||6’3” 191cm|
|78.0” / 198cm||Reach||78.0” / 198cm|
|American Top Team||Team||Ankos MMA|
Jairzinho Rozenstruik is a veteran kickboxer and will have a huge advantage in the striking department over Macin Tybura who tends to mix in all the elements of MMA into his game. Both fighters are coming off a loss and desperately need to get back in the win column. Tybura will be looking to smother his opponent with his grappling and mix in some knees in the process, however Rozenstruik showed good grappling defense in his fight vs Curtis Blaydes and possesses devastating knockout power.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik via KO/TKO/DQ in round 3 (+1100)
|Aspen Ladd||TALE OF THE TAPE||Raquel “Rocky” Pennington|
|5’6” / 168cm||Height||5’7” / 170cm|
|66.0” / 168cm||Reach||67’5” / 171cm|
|MMA Gold Fight Team||Team||Altitude MMA|
Aspen Ladd is currently on a two fight losing streak and seemed to lack confidence in her most recent bout where she lost to Norma Dumont via unanimous decision. Raquel Pennington has got some momentum behind her after racking up three wins in a row following a decision loss to Holly Holm. Pennington will consistently be pressuring her opponent and looking to win grappling exchanges against the cage.
Raquel Pennington via judges decision (-105)
|Mickey Gall||TALE OF THE TAPE||Mike “Proper” Malott|
|6;2” / 188cm||Height||6’1” / 185cm|
|74.0” / 188cm||Reach||73.0” / 185cm|
|Gracie New Jersey Academy||Team||Team Alpha Male|
Mickey Gall has been having mixed results as of late and is currently coming off a unanimous decision loss to Alex Morono. Mike Malott is on a three fight winning streak and won a UFC contract off of his most recent win in the contender series where he defeated Shimon Smotriktski via first round submission.
Mike Malott via submission in round 1 (+700)
|Vinc “From Hell” Pichel||TALE OF THE TAPE||Mark “The Olympian” Madsen|
|5’10” / 178cm||Height||5’8” / 173cm|
|72.0” 183cm||Reach||72.0” / 183cm|
|Big John McCarthy’s Ultimate Training Academy||Team||Fight ready MMA|
Mark Madsen is a former olympic wrestler who is undefeated so far in MMA. He faces Vinc Pichel this time around, a UFC veteran with a sprawl and brawl fighting style. Pixel is currently on a three fight winning streak. Madsen recently defeated Clay Guida via split decision. While Madsen will be looking for consistent takedowns, it will be hard to keep Pichel there and do damage, so a judges decision is likely.
Mark Madsen via judges decision (+240)
|Aleksei “The Boa Constrictor” Oleinik||TALE OF THE TAPE||Jared “The Mountain” Vanderaa|
|6’2” / 188cm||Height||6’4” / 193cm|
|80.0” 203cm||Reach||80.0” 203cm|
|RusFighters MMA||Team||Dan Henderson’s Athletic Fitness Center|
MMA veteran Aleksei Olenik was originally meant to face Ilir Latifi for this bout and has had a long training camp to prepare for this fight. Jared Vanderaa on the other hand has stepped up to take this fight on short notice and will have a major disadvantage in that regard. Oleynik will be looking to get the sixtieth win of his career in this fight and will be looking for the submission as he always does.
Aleksei Oleinik via submission in round one (+275)
|Anthony “Fluffy” Hernandez||TALE OF THE TAPE||Josh Fremd|
|6’0” / 183cm||Height||6’4” / 193cm|
|75.0” / 191cm||Reach||76.5” / 194cm|
|MMA Gold Fight Team||Team||Factory X|
Another UFC debut here as Josh Fremd faces Anthony Hernandez as his first opponent. Having beaten Rodolfo Viera in shocking fashion in his last fight “Fluffy” Hernandez will be looking to spoil the fun for Fremd with another spectacular submission finish. Fremd is a fighter with multiple first round finishes and will be looking to end things early against his most formidable opponent yet.
Anthony Hernandez via submission round 1 (+275)
|Piera “La Fiera” Rodriguez||TALE OF THE TAPE||Kay Hansen|
|5’3” / 161cm||Height||5’2” / 157cm|
|63.5” / 161cm||Reach||63.0” / 160cm|
|Lilius Barnatt Martial Arts||Team||10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Buena Park|
Kay Hansen will have the experience advantage going into this fight where she welcomes undefeated prospect Piera Rodriguez into the UFC. Following her contender series unanimous decision win over Valeska Machado, “La Fiera” will look to keep the win streak going however this will undoubtedly be her most experienced opponent to date.
Kay Hansen by judges decision (+240)
|Julio Arce||TALE OF THE TAPE||Daniel “Willycat” Santos|
|5’7” / 170cm||Height||5”7 / 170cm|
|70.0” / 178cm||Reach||70.0” / 178cm|
|Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts||Team||Chute Boxe Diego Lima|
Daniel Santos makes his UFC debut coming off a two fight win streak, however the young Brazilian prospect has been matched up with a seven fight UFC veteran in Julio Arce. While Arce is coming off a second round TKO loss to Song Yadong, he is the far more experienced fighter and has faced tougher opposition throughout his career so far.
Julio Arce by judges decision (+150)
Alexander Volkanovski 144.5 lbs vs Chan Sung Jung 144.5 lbs
Aljamain Sterling 134.5 lbs vs Petr Yan 134 lbs
Gilbert Burns 170 lbs vs Khamzat Chimaev 170 lbs
Mackenzie Dern 115.5 lbs vs Tecia Torres 115.5 lbs
Vinc Pichel 155.5 lbs vs Mark Madsen 155 lbs
Ian Garry 170.5 lbs vs Darian Weeks 170.5 lbs
Jairzinho Rozenstruik 252.5 lbs vs Marcin Tybura 253 lbs
Aspen Ladd 136 lbs vs Raquel Pennington 134.5 lbs
Mickey Gall 170.5 lbs vs Mike Malott 170.5 lbs
Aleksei Oleinik 244 lbs vs Jared Vanderaa 266 lbs
Anthony Hernandez 186 lbs vs Josh Fremd 185.5 lbs
Piera Rodriguez 115 lbs vs Kay Hansen 118.5 lbs
Julio Arce 136.5 lbs vs Daniel Santos 135 lbs
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|UFC 273 Information|
|Event||UFC 273: Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie|
|Location||VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
|Date / Time||Saturday, April 9, 18:00 EST|
|How to watch||ESPN, ESPN+|
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