UFC 273 adds two marquee matchups including Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres

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    Two marquee match-ups have been added to April 9thโ€™s UFC 273 event, including Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres.

    Dern (11-2 MMA) an accomplished Brazilian black belt and MMA fighter is looking to rebound from her loss to Marina Rodriguez last October. The jiu-jitsu ace previously won four straight fights and is regarded as one of the top female grapplers of her generation.

    Torres โ€˜The Tiny Tornadoโ€™ (13-5 MMA) has won three straight fights, most recently defeating Angela Hill at UFC 265.

    The second fight announcement came courtesy of ESPNโ€˜s Brett Okamoto who reported that a middleweight bout between Kelvin Gastelum and Nassourdine Imavov is also set for the April 9th pay-per-view event.

    Kelvin Gastelum
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    Gastelum (16-8 MMA) will be hoping to snap a two-fight losing skid when he returns to the Octagon at UFC 273. The former TUF winner is coming off back-to-back unanimous decision losses in his most recent efforts.

    As for Nassourdine Imavov (11-3 MMA), the โ€˜Russian Sniperโ€™ will be looking to earn a spot in the Top-10 by defeating Kelvin Gastelum. The Dagestan native is coming off back-to-back TKO wins over Edmen Shahbazyan and Ian Heinisch in his most recent efforts.

    UFC 273 will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between Alex Volkanovski and the โ€˜Korean Zombieโ€™. The card is also set to feature a bantamweight title fight rematch between Aljamain Sterline and Petr Yan.

    Are you excited about upcoming UFC 273? Which matchups are you anxious to see? Share your thoughts and predictions in the comment section PENN Nation!

    This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM

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