UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold
UFC 221 Romero vs Rockhold airs live on Pay-Per-View from Perth Arena on Sunday February 11. The event is a debut of Ultimate Fighting Championship in Western Australia with over 14.000 people expected at the venue, as well as thousands viewers across the world.
The main event is UFC middleweight interim championship between ranked No.1 Yoel Romero (12-2) of Cuba and Ranked No.2 Luke Rockhold (16–3) of the US. The former title challenger Romero is the replacement fighter for the reigning champion out of Australia Robert Whittaker, who was forced to withdraw due to injuries. Rockhold is the former champion in the division.
A new event poster, featuring the main event fighters, hit the stream on Thursday, when Rockhold posted the image on Twitter. “It’s about time the Cuban and I handle our business,” he wrote in the caption concluded with UFC 221 hashtag.
The co-main event at UFC 221 is a heavyweight battle between Mark Hunt and Curtis Baydes. Also on the card Tai Tuivasa meets Curtis Blaydes at heavyweight, and welterweight Jake Matthews faces Li Jingliang. In addition light heavyweight Tyson Pedro battles out against Saparbek Safarov. The current fight card can be found below.
UFC 221 fight card
Middleweight Yoel Romero 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. Jose Alberto Quinonez
Welterweight Luke Jumeau vs. Daichi Abe