UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold

UFC 221 will be broadcast live on Pay-Per-View Saturday, February 10 at 10 PM ET for $59.99. UFC 221 Prelims will be broadcast free on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

UFC 221, taking place on Saturday, Feb. 10, in Perth, Australia, features an intriguing headline fight between Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold for the interim middleweight title. Rockhold was initially slated to compete against Robert Whittaker, but the Australian champion had to pull out due to injury. His new opponent will not be much easier, as Romero has won eight of his last nine matchups. Rockhold, meanwhile, is coming off a second-round TKO against David Branch in September.

Two top heavyweight contenders will go at it in the co-main event. New Zealand native Mark Hunt, who most recently knocked out Derrick Lewis in June, takes on the always-dangerous Curtis Blaydes. He has only one loss in 10 professional fights.

Other interesting fights include a lot of local talent: Cyril Asker vs. Tai Tuivasa, Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang, and Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov.

Lightweight Bout — Ross Pearson (21-21, 1NC) vs. Mizuto Hirota (19-8-2)

Bantamweight Bout — Teruto Ishihara (11-4-2) vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez (7-2)

Middleweight Bout — Luke Jumeau (12-4) vs. Daichi Abe (6-0)
Featured Prelim | Lightweight Bout — Damien Brown (17-11) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (15-8-3)

Middleweight Bout — Rob Wilkinson (11-1) vs. Israel Adesanya (11-0)

Featherweight Bout — Jeremy Kennedy (16-1) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (11-0)

Flyweight Bout — #4 Jussier Formiga (20-5) vs. #8 Ben Nguyen (17-6)
Featured Bout | Interim Middleweight Title Bout — #1 Yoel Romero (12-2) vs. #2 Luke Rockhold (16-3)

Heavyweight Bout — #5 Mark Hunt (13-11-1, 1NC) vs. #9 Curtis Blaydes (8-1, 1NC)

Heavyweight Bout — Tai Tuivasa (8-0) vs. Cyril Asker (9-3)

Welterweight Bout — Jake Matthews (12-3) vs. Li Jingliang (14-4)

Light Heavyweight Bout — #13 Tyson Pedro (6-1) vs. Saparbek Safarov (8-1)
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  • Start Date
    February 10, 2018 22:00
  • End Date
    February 11, 2018 01:00
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