Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its highly anticipated debut in Western Australia. UFC 221: Whittaker vs. Rockhold is the first Pay-Per-View event, which airs live from Perth Arena on Sunday February 11 (Feb. 10 in the US). The fight card of the upcoming show has been finalized.
The main card comprises five bouts. On the top of the bill Robert Whittaker defends his middleweight title against Luke Rockhold. The co-main event is a heavyweight battle between “The Super Samoan” Mark Hunt and Curtis Blaydes.
Also on the card another heavyweight clash between Tai Tuivasa and Cyril Asker. In addition, Jake Matthews meets Li Jingliang at welterweight, and Tyson Pedro faces Saparbek Safarov at light heavyweight.
The preliminary card features four bouts. Damien Brown squares off against Dong Hyun Kim at lightweight. Rob Wilkinson takes on Israel Adesanya at middleweight. As well, lightweight Alexander Volkanovski goes up against Jeremy Kennedy, and flyweight Jussier Formiga battles out against Ben Nguyen.
The program of Early Prelims on UFC Fight Pass is a three-fight bill. Lightweight Ross Pearson faces Mizuto Hirota, bantamweight Teruto Ishihara takes on Jose Alberto Quinonez, and welterweight Luke Jumeau meets Daichi Abe.
The main card live on Pay-Per-View is scheduled from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM AWST. The full fight card can be found below.
UFC 221 fight card
Middleweight 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
Lightweight Damien Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Middleweight Rob Wilkinson vs. Israel Adesanya
Lightweight Alexander Volkanovski vs. Jeremy Kennedy
Flyweight Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen
Lightweight Ross Pearson vs. Mizuto Hirota
Bantamweight Teruto Ishihara vs. José Alberto Quinonez
Welterweight Luke Jumeau vs. Daichi Abe