UFC 221 Fight Card
So far the fights officially announced are:
- Middleweight bout: Luke Rockhold vs Yoel Romero
- Flyweight bout: Ben Nguyen vs. Jussier Formiga
- Light Heavyweight bout: Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
- Lightweight bout: Mizuto Hirota vs. Ross Pearson
- Featherweight bout: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Jeremy Kennedy
- Lightweight bout: Jake Matthews vs Li Jingliang
- Lightweight bout: Luke Jumeau vs Daichi Abe
St-Pierre captured his second divisional title when he defeated Michael Bisping at UFC 217 in Madison Square Garden. However, GSP announced that he would be relinquishing the title since he needed to address some health concerns.
Robert Whittaker defeated Yoel Romero last July at UFC 213 in an interim middleweight title bout, and has been rehabbing a knee injury since then. With St-Pierre no longer champion, the UFC announced that the champion Robert Whittaker would now fight Luke Rockhold in the main event.
However, Whittaker was then removed from the card due to an injury/ As a result. the UFC announced Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold will now fight for the interim middleweight title.
A recent rumor stated the UFC is also currently targeting a strawweight title fight between champion “Thug” Rose Namajunas and Tecia Torres. However, it was later revealed that Torres will fight Jessica Andrade at UFC On Fox 28.