UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold
UFC 221 marks the debut of Ultimate Fighting Championship in Western Australia this coming Sunday February 11. The event takes place at Perth Arena with the interim middleweight championship bout in the headliner of the show.
The pre-fight press conference in the presence of Yoel Romero, Luke Rockhold, Mark Hunt and Curtis Blaydes was held on Wednesday. The open workouts featuring four-main event fighters was held today (Feb. 9) at Elizabeth Quay.
There was something for everybody. Curtis Blaydes showed humbleness and skills. Luke Rockhold arrived riding a camel. The crowd favorite was Mark Hunt, who traditionally appeared with fire in his eyes.
Arguably, the highlight of the event featured Yoel Romero, who dismissed “punch – kick”, putting on a salsa dance performance instead. The photo report can be found below.
UFC 221 is headlined by Yoel Romero up against Luke Rockhold. The pair battles it out for the interim middleweight title. The co-main event is a heavyweight battle between Mark Hunt and Curtis Blaydes.
The official weigh-in ceremony is conducted tomorrow, Saturday February 10. The full fight card can be found below.
— Parviz Iskenderov (@parviziskender) February 9, 2018
UFC 221 fight card
Main card on Pay-Per-View / 2:00 PM
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
Preliminary Card on FS 4, Edge and Fight Pass / 12:00 PM
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
Early Prelims on UFC Fight Pass / 10:30 AM
Lightweight Ross Pearson vs. Mizuto Hirota
Bantamweight Teruto Ishihara vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez
Welterweight Luke Jumeau vs. Daichi Abe