UFC 221: Whittaker vs. Rockhold
There is only one month left until the D-Day when Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its highly anticipated debut in Western Australia. UFC 221 is a 12-fight bill which takes place at Perth Arena on Sunday February 11. The Pay-Per-View event is headlined by the defending middleweight champion Robert Whittaker who takes on the former champion Luke Rockhold.
The co-headline bout is a clash of heavyweights, when “The Super Samoan” Mark Hunt battles out against Curtis Blaydes. On Thursday the promotion released the official event poster for UFC 221, featuring the main event bouts.
The scheduled from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM AWST main card on PPV also includes another heavyweight battle between Tai Tuivasa and Cyril Asker. In addition, Jake Matthews goes up against Li Jingliang at welterweight, and Tyson Pedro meets Saparbek Safarov at light heavyweight.
The preliminary card comprises four bouts, with a lightweight battle between Damien Brown and Dong Hyun Kim on the top of the bill. Also on the card Rob Wilkinson up against Israel Adesanya at middleweight, and Alexander Volkanovski face off Jeremy Kennedy at lightweight. The flyweight bout between Jussier Formiga and Ben Nguyen starts the program.
The Early Prelims card features three bouts streamed on UFC Fight Pass. The full lineup 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
— UFC Aus/New Zealand (@UFC_AUSNZ) January 11, 2018