Officials recently revealed the poster for “UFC 221: Whittaker vs. Rockhold.”
UFC 221 takes place Feb. 11 (but airs live in North America on Feb. 10 due to the time difference) at Perth Arena in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. The main card airs on PPV following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC), who’s No. 2 in the TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA middleweight rankings, meets former titleholder and No. 3-ranked Luke Rockhold (16-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC). Whittaker, a former interim champ, was promoted to undisputed titleholder after Georges St-Pierre recently vacated the belt shortly after winning it from Michael Bisping.
In the co-headliner of UFC 221, which marks the UFC’s PPV debut in Western Australia, veteran slugger Mark Hunt (13-11-1 MMA, 8-5-1 UFC), who’s No. 10 at heavyweight, meets No. 14-ranked Curtis Blaydes (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC).
Here’s the official poster, featuring both fights (via Twitter):
The promo isn’t unlike some we saw in 2017, including UFC 210 and UFC Fight Night 103.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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