UFC 271 main card announced: Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2 headliner, Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa co-main


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 :

Main Card

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