Fight card for UFC 221 set
The lineup for February’s UFC 221 event is now set, as the Octagon heads to Western Australia for the first time.
Luke Rockhold challenges Robert Whittaker for the middleweight title on February 11 from Perth and the Perth Arena.
Along with Whittaker-Rockhold, Mark Hunt faces Curtis Blaydes, Tai Tuivasa battles Cyril Asker, Jake Matthews takes on Li Jingliang and Tyson Pedro squares off against Saparbek Safarov.
Below is the complete fight card for UFC 221:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Middleweight Championship
Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Luke Rockhold
Heavyweight: Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes
Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker
Welterweight: Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang
Light Heavyweight: Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Damien Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Middleweight: Rob Wilkinson vs. Israel Adesanya
Lightweight: Jeremy Kennedy vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Flyweight: Ben Nguyen vs. Jussier Formiga
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Mizuto Hirota vs. Ross Pearson
Bantamweight: Teruto Ishihara vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez
Welterweight: Luke Jumeau vs. Daichi Abe
Three fights added to UFC on FOX 27
A trio of new bouts have been made official for UFC on FOX 27, which takes place January 27 from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.
The main event will see a rematch of the 2012 bout between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Derek Brunson. Souza won that night inside the Strikeforce cage, scoring a first round knockout.
New fights include Dennis Bermudez vs. Andre Fili, Mirsad Bektic vs. Godofredo Pepey and Niko Price vs. George Sullivan.
Below is the current UFC on FOX 27 card:
Middleweight: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Derek Brunson
Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ilir Latifi
Lightweight: Jordan Rinaldi vs. Gregor Gillespie
Lightweight: Bobby Green vs. Erik Koch
Female Flyweight: Mara Romero Borella vs. Katlyn Chookagian
Strawweight: Randa Markos vs. Juliana Lima
Lightweight: Vinc Pichel vs. Joaquim Silva
Female Flyweight: Justine Kish vs. Ji Yeon Kim
Featherweight: Dennis Bermudez vs. Andre Fili
Featherweight: Mirsad Bektic vs. Godofredo Pepey
Welterweight: Niko Price vs. George Sullivan