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UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung: Betting Data, Odds, and Preview

Johnny Covers is here to take a closer look at the main event of UFC 273 between Alexander Volkanovski vs Chan Sung Jung and see where the money’s flowing as the fight creeps closer.
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UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung: Betting Data, Odds, and Preview

When: April 9, 10:00 PM EDT

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL

The UFC makes its long-awaited return to the Sunshine State as Jacksonville, FL will play host to one of the best nights of fights in recent memory. From top to bottom, the UFC 273 card is absolutely stacked as fighters from a plethora of weight classes will step foot into the octagon for the biggest fight of their nights. 

Before the two title fights of the evening even get underway, one of the more intriguing matchups of the night will go off as #11, and undefeated Khamzat Chimaev will fight the #2 contender in the welterweight division; Gilbert Burns. Then, in a co-main event title fight, the bantamweight belt is on the line as Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan get their long-awaited rematch. 

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Alex Volkanovski (23-1-0)

Currently the #3 pound for pound fighter in the entire UFC, it’s been a long, long time since Volkanovsi has taken an L. Entering the UFC in 2016, the Australian has made light work of the featherweight division, ascending to the title in 2019 before defending it three times since. 

Relying on a good mix of striking and grappling, Volkanovski comes into this fight with a significant strike landed per minute clip of 6.42, and an accuracy of 58.53%. His grappling is also elite, with a takedown average of 1.77 per 15 minutes 

Chan Sung Jung (17-6-0)

The Korean Zombie has finally arrived at his second chance at a featherweight belt, losing the first in 2013 to then-champion Jose Aldo by TKO in the 4th round. Having to serve his South Korean military duty following that fight, Jung returned in 2017 and has seen mixed results since. Winning four of six since Sung last beat Dan Ige in June (decision) to get this opportunity, somewhat controversially as he is still just the #4 contender.

Entering this fight, Sung Jung does have the edge on the ground statistically, as he is averaging .72 submissions per 15 minutes vs. just .28 from Vokanovski. 

Alex Volkanovski vs Chan Sung Jung Odds

Volkanovski opened up the betting as a -455 favorite before things quickly got out of hand, reaching as high as -800 at some sportsbooks. Currently, those looking to get down on the champion should head to Ceasars (-700), with those looking to back the underdog BetMGM (+550). 

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Alex Volkanovski vs Chan Sung Jung Odds & Public Betting Data

According to Oddshark, money is flowing more heavily on the massive underdog Korean Zombie. As of Thursday, 65% of money line bets have come in on Sung, as odds have started to finally come back down to earth after reaching nearly +600 mid-week. 

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Johnny has been covering the sports betting markets and handicapping games for the better part of the past decade. Along the way, he has written for publications such as All-In Magazine, Blitz Predict, FantasyPros, Betting Pros, Sportsbook Review, and most recently, OddsChecker. In addition to giving out picks on Twitter, Johnny is the host of the podcast The Daily Sports Bet -- a 10 minute or less listen with actionable insights and no fluff or BS. Starting the podcast in June, he closed out 2021 up 26 units with a winning percentage of 55%.

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