In the spring of 2020, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, was the first location that opened back up for UFC cards, and the promotion is returning there on April 9 for UFC 273. The card has two title fights at the top of the bill, including Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan 2 for the bantamweight strap and Alexander Volkanovski vs the Korean Zombie for the featherweight gold in the main event.
UFC 273 can be seen on PPV and the opening fight of the night will happen at 7 p.m. ET. In UFC 273 odds for the main event, the champ, Volkanovski, is the betting favorite.
Be sure to take a look at the UFC odds and other betting opportunities at BetUS:
UFC 273: Volkanovski vs Zombie Betting Notes
This will be the third title defense for Volkanovski since he won the belt against Max Holloway in December 2019. Not only will the champ look to hold on to his gold but he’s also aiming to extend his lengthy 20-fight winning streak.
The Korean Zombie, or Chan Sung Jung, got this championship opportunity after Holloway had to pull out of the fight, denying a trilogy bout for the belt. Zombie has won three of his last four and this will be his second crack at UFC gold.
In addition to the UFC 273 odds and predictions seen below, Joe Osborne has also weighed in with his UFC 273 best bets.
UFC 273 Odds: Volkanovski vs Korean Zombie
Online sportsbook BetUS has the UFC 273 odds and for the featherweight belt, Volkanovski is the -750 favorite while the Zombie is a +475 underdog. If you’re looking to make $100 on a Volkanovski win, you need to bet $750, while a $100 winning wager on the challenger would earn you $475.
Looking at our sports betting calculator, we can see that the champ’s odds translate to an implied win probability of 88.24 percent and the challenger’s betting line represents an implied win probability of 17.39 percent.
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If you’re building a UFC parlay and want the biggest favorite on the card, you will be taking Volkanovski (-750) in his title defense vs the Korean Zombie (+475). Conversely, if you want to try your hand at the fight with the tightest UFC 273 odds, there are two options to choose from as Mackenzie Dern is a -120 favorite over Tecia Torres at -110 while Jared Vanderaa (-120) vs Aleksei Oleinik (-110) share the same odds.
UFC 273 Betting Odds & Fight Card
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Alexander Volkanovski vs Korean Zombie Odds & Prediction
It has been just shy of nine years since The Korean Zombie (+475) fought for a title, losing to Jose Aldo in the fourth round in August 2013. He looks to make good on his second attempt against Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski (-750) but that will be a tall task as the champ hasn’t tasted defeat in nine years.
Prediction: Alexander Volkanovski (-750) via knockout
For more on this fight, see our Volkanovski vs Zombie odds analysis article.
Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan Odds & Prediction
The rematch a year in the making is upon us. After winning the bantamweight title in March 2021, Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling (+350) is making his first title defense against the guy he beat to win the title. Interim champion Petr “No Mercy” Yan (-475) is that man and if you don’t recall, Yan lost that fight following a disqualification due to an illegal knee to a grounded opponent.
Prediction: Petr Yan (-475) via knockout
For more on this fight, see the Sterling vs Yan odds analysis article.
Gilbert Burns vs Khamzat Chimaev Odds & Prediction
The boogeyman in the welterweight division, Khamzat “Borz” Chimaev (-550) returns to the Octagon looking to remain undefeated and perhaps earn a title shot. He will have his hands full with former title challenger Gilbert “Durinho” Burns (+375), who also would love another crack at champion Kamaru Usman.
Prediction: Khamzat Chimaev (-550) via submission
Mackenzie Dern vs Tecia Torres Odds & Prediction
Looking to extend her three-fight winning streak and inch closer to the top of the division is Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres (-110). Aiming to halt that momentum and get back into the win column is Mackenzie Dern (-120).
Prediction: Tecia Torres (-110) via decision
Vinc Pichel vs Mark Madsen Odds & Prediction
Looking to remain undefeated is Mark “The Olympian” Madsen (-105) as he returns to the Octagon for the first time since August of last year. Aiming to snatch that perfect record away is Vinc “From Hell” Pichel (-125), who finds himself on a three-fight winning streak.
Prediction: Mark Madsen (-105) via decision
UFC 273: Volkanovski vs Zombie Best Bets
|Volkanovski inside the distance||+170|
|Yan inside the distance||+130|
|Chimaev inside the distance||-225|
|Torres by decision||+135|
|Madsen by decision||+220|
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