UFC 221 Perth
UFC 221 takes place at Perth Arena on Sunday February 11, making a highly anticipated debut of Ultimate Fighting Championship in Western Australia. The first and historic Pay-Per-View event features the defending middleweight champion Robert Whittaker who faces the former title holder ranked No.2 Luke Rockhold.
Over the last several weeks the promotion has been announcing other bouts presented on the card. The most recent addition includes the bantamweight battle between Japanese Teruto Ishihara (10-4-2) and Mexican Jose Quinonez (6-2), revealed on Twitter. In addition, according to MMA Today Australian Alex Volkanovski (16-1) takes on Canadian featherweight Jeremy Kennedy (11-0).
MMA Fighting reports that after his six appearances at featherweight, Ishihara makes his bantamweight debut, taking on the contender at The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America (2014) Quinonez, who is riding a three-fight winning streak. Volkanovski and Kennedy were expected to battle out at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney last month, but the bout fell off when the latter was forced to withdraw due to back injury.
UFC 221 fight card also includes “The Super Samoan” Mark Hunt who takes on American Curtis Blaydes. In addition, Australian Damien Brown goes up against Korean lightweight Dong Hyun Kim.
Other bouts are expected to be announced in the near future. The current lineup can be found below.
Middleweight Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Luke Rockhold
Heavyweight Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes
Light Heavyweight Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
Flyweight Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen
Heavyweight Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker
Lightweight Damien Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Bantamweight Teruto Ishihara vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez
Featherweight Jeremy Kennedy vs. Alexander Volkanovski