The UFC 271 Pay-Per-View has its main card line-up.
On Saturday’s UFC 270 broadcast, the promotion announced the five-fight lineup for its upcoming Feb. 12 pay-per-view, which will be headlined by a rematch between middleweight champion Israel Adesanya — No. 1 in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings — and former champion Robert Whittaker (No. 2).
UFC 271 is held at Toyota Center, Houston.
In the co-main, No. 4-ranked heavyweight Derrick Lewis competes in his hometown against No. 13 Tai Tuivasa
Rounding out the main card are a bout between middleweight contenders Jared Cannonier (No. 6), Derek Brunson (No. 4), a bantamweight bout between Kyler Phillips and Marcelo Rojo, and a lightweight bout between Bobby Green and Nasrat Haqparast.
Adesanya goes for the third defense of his middleweight title. To become UFC ‘s undisputed champion, he defeated Whittaker in UFC October 2019.
Whittaker’s loss to Adesanya has been redeemed with three consecutive decision victories over Kelvin Gastelum and Cannonier.
Lewis just came off a knockout victory over Chris Daukaus, in December. This put him back on the winning side after he lost an interim title fight against Ciryl Gane at UFC 265.. On the other side, Tuivasa has emerged as a contender on the strength of four consecutive knockout victories.
See the UFC 271 updated lineup below :
Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker
Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa
Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson
Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo
Bobby Green and Nasrat Haqparast
Andrei Arlovski vs. Jared Vanderaa
Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell
Casey O’Neill and Roxanne Modafferi
Carlos Ulberg vs. Fabio Cherant
Ed Herman vs. Maxim Grishin
Mana Martinez vs. Ronnie Lawrence
Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano
AJ Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Sergey Morozov
Jeremiah Wells vs. Mike Diamond