Ariel Helwani Accounts that Robert Whittaker will face Luke Rockhold at FC 221 on Feb. 10 in Perth, Western Australia.
For the 185-pound title, this will be with winner Georges St-Pierre not returning for the division per TSN.
Whittaker (19-4) headsi to his first title defence off an eight battle win streak, including a unanimous decision win over Yoel Romero at UFC 213 where he captured the interim middleweight title. The 26-year-old has completed two of the last three competitions. Rockhold (16-3) is coming off a stoppage victory over David Branch at UFC Fight Night 116. Strikeforce winner and the former UFC has won half of his last seven fights. .
Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou set for UFC 220
MMAJunkie broke the information that heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will confront Francis Ngannou in UFC 220 on Jan. 20 at TD Garden in Boston.
Miocic (17-2) is currently riding a five-fight win series such as a first-round TKO victory over Junior Dos Santos in UFC 211 back in May. The 35-year-old has won eight of his last nine fights. Ngannou (11-1) has remained undefeated in the UFC and conquered Alistair Overeem last weekend at UFC 218 by first-round knockout. The 31-year-old hasn’t lost a fight. Here’s an updated look in the card.
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Francis Ngannouo — for heavyweight title
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Volkan Oezdemir — to get light heavyweight title
Islam Makhachev vs. Gleison Tibau
Dustin Ortiz vs. Alexandre Pantoja
Thomas Almeida vs. Rob Font
Shane Burgos vs. Calvin Kattar
Kyle Bochniak vs. Brandon Davis
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