UFC 221 is about set to kick off in Perth, Australia with former champion Luke Rockhold squaring off with Yoel Romero in an interim middleweight title fight. The two have been near the top of the division for a few years now and were almost destined to fight eventually. They meet now after current champion Robert Whittaker was forced to withdraw from the main event with a serious staph infection in his stomach.
Still, the new main event for the interim middleweight championship has the potential to be entertaining, as does the heavyweight battle that will take place in the co-main event between veteran Mark Hunt and UFC up-and-comer Curtis Blaydes, who has emerged victorious in his last four fights since losing in his debut with the company. So, all hope may not be lost for the UFC 221 card we’ll see on Saturday night.
Below you’ll find all the information you need heading into Saturday’s UFC 221 main card in Australia.
UFC 221 main card viewing information
Watch UFC 221 live stream online on MMA Fighting for the pay-per-view card at 10 p.m. ET.
The fight card for this portion of the event is as follows:
Yoel Romero vs. Luke Rockhold
Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes
Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker
Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang
Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
Yoel Romero and former UFC champion Luke Rockhold will square off in the main event for the UFC middleweight interim title. Heavyweights Mark Hunt and Curtis Blaydes collide in the co-main event.
The UFC is allowing fans to watch the event live online above on Y
As far as the undercard action, the TV schedule for that is the following:
Undercard (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET)
Damien Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Rob Wilkinson vs. Israel Adesanya
Jeremy Kennedy vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen
Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET)
Ross Pearson vs. Mizuto Hirota
Teruto Ishihara vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez
Luke Jumeau vs. Daichi Abe