UFC 221 Media Day: face off video, photos

UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold

UFC 221 takes place at Perth Arena this coming Sunday February 11. The event marks the debut of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Western Australia.

The event is headlined by the UFC middleweight interim championship between Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold. The co-main event is a heavyweight clash featuring “The Super Samoan” Mark Hunt up against Curtis Blaydes.

The pre-fight press conference in presence of four-main event fighters was held on Wednesday at Perth Arena. The UFC 221 Media Day featuring some of the main card and preliminary card competitors was held today (Feb. 8) at Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Jake Matthews, Tyson Pedro, Tai Tuivasa, Damien Brown, Israel Adesanya spoke to media ahead of D-Day. In addition, Australian flyweight Jessica-Rose Clark and middleweight Daniel Kelly, among others, attended the event as guest fighters.

The open workouts, free to the public, are held on Friday at Elizaberth Quay. The official weigh-in ceremony is conducted on Saturday. The full fight card can be found below.

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