The welterweight fight between Gilbert Burns and Khamzat Chimaev is official for the April pay-per-view event UFC 273. Photo credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports and Stefan Romare – Frontkick

The the highly anticipated welterweight fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns is finally official for the April pay-per-view event UFC 273.

At the UFC 272 post-fight press conference Dana White even confirms that the bout will be the number one contender fight in the stacked division.

”Makes sense”, says UFC President Dana White.

 

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A featherweight title fight between the champion Alexander Volkanovski and the No. 4 ranked contender Chan Sung Jung will headline UFC 273.

The co-main event will be the long awaited rematch between the bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and the current interim title holder Petr Yan.

The pay-per-view event will take place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on April 9.

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Khamzat Chimaev is undefeated at 10-0

The rising star Khamzat Chimaev has won all of his four fights in the UFC inside of two rounds. In his last bout he defeated Li Jingliang via a dominant first-round submission at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi. A win that got the Swede his fourth Performance of the Night bonus in the promotion.

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The No. 2 ranked welterweight Gilbert Burns has won seven of his last eight fights in the UFC. The Brazilian won his last fight against the veteran Stephen ”Wonderboy” Thompson via unanimous decision at UFC 264 in July 2021.

Besides a loss to the champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 258 Burns is unbeaten as a welterweight.

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