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UFC 221 Rumors, Fight Card, And Information On Tickets.

UFC 221 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event presented by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) that will be held on February 11, 2018 at Perth Arena in Perth, Western Australia.

Although never officially announced, the UFC was hoping for a title unification fight between new middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre and interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker.

Georges St-Pierre and Robert Whittaker.

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.

So far the fights officially announced are:

  • Middleweight bout: Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold
  • Flyweight bout: Ben Nguyen vs. Jussier Formiga
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov

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