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

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Two marquee matches have been added to the April 9 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 has already won four fights in a row and is considered one of the best wrestlers of her generation.

Torres “The Tiny Tornado” (13-5 MMA) has won three straight fights, most recently beating Angela Hill at UFC 265.

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

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

As for Nassourdine Imavov (11-3 MMA), the ‘Russian Sniper’ will be looking to earn a spot in the Top 10 by beating 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 ‘Korean Zombie’. The card is also expected to feature a bantamweight title rematch between Aljamain Sterline and Petr Yan.

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