It would appear that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has targeted a date for the UFC middleweight title unification match.
Robert Whittaker earned the UFC middleweight interim title back at UFC 213, when he earned a unanimous decision victory over fellow division contender Yoel Romero. However, the reigning middleweight champion is not fighting Whittaker next.
UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is set to take on former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at Saturday’s UFC 217. St-Pierre has not competed inside the octagon in nearly four years, having retired from the sport of MMA after a close decision victory over Johny Hendricks.
However, “Rush” is now returning to take on “The Count” in the UFC 217 main event on Nov. 4 inside the Madison Square Garden Arena in New York, as available live on pay-per-view.
As reported by Sherdog, the UFC is now targeting UFC 221 for Robert Whittaker’s title unification bout.
The winner between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre would then be heading to Perth, Western Australia for UFC 221 on February 11 to unify their title in a fight against the interim champion.
— UFC Aus/New Zealand (@UFC_AUSNZ) October 31, 2017