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Curtis and Duraev out of UFC 273: Dricus Du Plessis to face Anthony Hernandez

Dricus Du Plessis and Anthony Hernandez both have new opponents ahead of UFC 273. They will now face each other. 

With Chris Curtis out of his bout with Du Plessis and Albert Duraev out of his match-up with Anthony Hernandez, the UFC has decided to match the two middleweights up with each other.

Curtis, who UFC fans were excited to see enter the octagon again is out of the fight with Du Plessis due to a wrist injury. While Duraev was pulled from the card due to a rib injury. 

So, Du Plessis and Hernandez are now set to face one another on April 9th’s Pay-Per-View event. 

Du Plessis is riding a four-fight win streak. Most recently defeating Trevin Giles via a first-round TKO  at UFC 264. The former KSW welterweight champion holds a record of 16-2-0 with all wins coming by way of stoppage. 

Hernandez (8-2-0, 1 NC) made his way to the UFC off of Dana White’s Contender Series back in 2018. Since then, he has gone 2-2 under the UFC banner, most recently defeating Rodolfo Vieira at UFC 258. Of his 8 wins as a professional, 7 have come by way of stoppage. 

UFC 273 has a total of 14 bouts and will feature Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung and Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2 as the main and co-main events. 

Also on the card will be Khamzat Chimaez vs. Gilbert Burns, Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres, and heavyweights Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura. 

The event takes place in Jacksonville, Florida at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 9th, 2022. You can order the PPV on ESPN+.

Updated UFC 273 fight card:

A. Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung – 145 lbs
Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan – 135 lbs
Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres – 115 lbs
Kelvin Gastelum vs. N. Imavov – 185 lbs
Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev – 170 lbs
Pat Sabatini vs. Gavin Tucker – 145 lbs
Irene Aldana vs. Aspen Ladd – 135 lbs
Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott – 170 lbs
Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos – 135 lbs
Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks – 170 lbs
Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen – 155 lbs
Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen – 115 lbs
J. Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura – 265 lbs
Dricus Du Plessis vs. Anthony Hernandez – 185 lbs

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