UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 will be broadcast live on pay-per-view from Toyota Center in Houston, TX on Saturday, February 12, making it to the UK and Australia on Sunday, February 13th. The fight card contains a series of MMA matches with the middleweight title being contested that night.
In the main event, the reigning 185-pound champion Israel Adesanya will face former champion Robert Whittaker. “The Last Stylebender” claimed the belt against “The Reaper” by knock out in the second round in October 2019.
In his previous fight last June, Adesanya (21-1) reached a unanimous decision against Marvin Vettori and made the third successful defense of his title. Before that, he faced the then light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz, but abandoned a unanimous decision. After their first fight with Whittaker, the Nigerian-born New Zealand MMA fighter also secured a unanimous decision against Yoel Romero and KO’d Paulo Costa in Round 2.
After losing the title, Whittaker (23-5) bounced back and recorded three consecutive wins. He was last in action in April 2021 and won the victory against Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision. Prior to that, the NZ-born Australian mixed martial artist also defeated Jared Cannonier and Darren Till.
UFC 271 tickets
Tickets for UFC 271: Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 are on sale. The location is Toyota Center in Houston, TX. The date is Saturday, February 12th. Tickets can be purchased through Living seats and Ticket Network.
How to watch UFC 271: Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 live stream, date and time
MMA fans in the US can watch UFC 271: Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 live on ESPN + PPV. The date is Saturday, February 12th. The start time is 22:00 ET / 19:00 PT.
UFC 271: Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 UK date and time is scheduled for Sunday 13th February at 03:00 GMT. Fans can watch the event on BT Sport.
In Australia, UFC 271: Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 will be broadcast live at the Main Event on Kayo. The date is Sunday, February 13th. The start time is 14:00 AEDT / 11:00 AWST.
UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 Fight Card
In addition to Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2 serving as the UFC 271 chapter, the co-main event features former two-time title contender and knockout artist Derrick Lewis (26-8, 1 NC) against fellow heavyweight Tai Tuivasa (13-3 ) of Australia. “The Black Beast” comes from the victory with KO in the first round against Chris Daukaus. Before that, he was stopped in the third round by Ciryl Gane, who broke his series of four wins. “Bam Bam” has won four of his previous fights with KO. Last December, he stopped Augusto Sakai in the second round, after eliminating Greg Hardy, Harry Hunsucker and Stefan Struve.
Among other games featured on the map are Jared Cannonier (14-5), Derek Brunson (23-7) at middleweight, Kyler Phillips (9-2) against Marcelo Rojo (16-8) at bantamweight, and Bobby Green (28) ) -12-1) meet Nasrat Haqparast (13-4) at lightweight. The current UFC 271 series can be found below.
UFC 271 Series
Main card (22:00 ET / 19:00 PT / 03:00 GMT / 14:00 AEDT)
- Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker – Adesanya’s UFC Middleweight Title
- Derrick Lewis vs Tai Tuivasa
- Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson
- Kyler Phillips Vs. Marcelo Rooi
- Bobby Green Vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Preliminary map (20:00 ET / 5 nm PT / 1 am GMT / 12 nm AEDT)
- Andrei Arlovski vs Jared Vanderaa
- Roxanne Modafferi vs. Casey O’Neill
- Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell
- William Knight vs Maxim Grishin
Early Leaders (18:00 ET / 15:00 PT / 23:00 GMT / 10:00 AEDT)
- Leomana Martinez vs Ronnie Lawrence
- Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano
- Carlos Ulberg vs Fabio Cherant
- AJ Dobson vs Jacob Malkoun
- Douglas Silva de Andrade Sergey Morozov
- Jeremiah Wells vs Mike Mathetha