The UFC makes its pay-per-view return to Australia as UFC 221 takes place on Saturday, Feb. 10 from the Perth Area in Perth, Australia. The primary occasion options Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero for the interim middleweight championship. Rockhold although would be the solely competing for the title as Romero did not make weight after coming in at 187.7 as an alternative of the 185-pound most. The battle was in critical query as negotiations passed off between Rockhold’s workforce, Romero’s workforce and the UFC however each events got here to phrases early Saturday morning.
Within the co-fundamental occasion, in heavyweight motion, former heavyweight title challenger Mark Hunt takes on Curtis Blaydes.
Sporting Information can be offering updates through the day as the primary struggle takes place at 6:30 p.m. ET.
(All occasions are Japanese.)
three:15: Sources have informed Sporting Information that Romero will probably be forfeiting 30 % of his purse to Rockhold. Would have demanded extra. Romero could not be skilled and do his job. Hopefully, will probably be a lesson to Romero and different fighters.
12:forty five: Whats up, struggle followers, I am Steven Muehlhausen of Sporting Information. In a number of hours, UFC 221 will begin from the Perth Area in Perth, Australia that includes an interim middleweight title between former champion Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero. Because of Romero inexplicably lacking weight, solely Rockhold has an opportunity to win the championship.
UFC 221 struggle card
- Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero for the Interim UFC Middleweight title (Rockhold solely as Romero missed weight)
- Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes; Heavyweight
- Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker; Heavyweight
- Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang; Welterweight
- Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov; Mild Heavyweight
- Damien Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim; Light-weight
- Rob Wilkinson vs. Israel Adesanya; Middleweight
- Jeremy Kennedy vs. Alexander Volkanovski; Light-weight
- Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen; Flyweight
- Ross Pearson vs. Mizuto Hirota; Light-weight
- Teruto Ishihara vs. José Alberto Quiñónez; Bantamweight
- Luke Jumeau vs. Daichi Abe; Welterweight
UFC 221 newest news
– Yoel Romero badly misses weight; not preventing for championship.
– Who wins the important thing fights at UFC 221? We offer you our predictions.
– Do not know an excessive amount of about UFC 221? We inform you every little thing you could know concerning the card.
– A sneak peak of “The Fob Home” that includes Mark Hunt.
– Why Luke Rockhold feels UFC 221 is a large occasion.
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