UFC Betting Online: UFC 221 Occurs on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.
The card broadcasts live on pay-per-view after the FS1 prelims. Former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (16-3) meets top contender Yoel Romero (12-2) at the primary event. Bet on the hottest UFC odds and receive the latest previews, predictions and selections.
We’ll have to wait a bit longer for undisputed winner Robert Whittaker to make his first title defense. The Aussie basher withdrew from his scheduled UFC 221 scrap with Luke Rockhold with an accident, establishing an interim title match between Rockhold and Cuban Yoel Romero instead.
The title fight serves as the main event of a card that’s full of talented natives, like Mark Hunt, Tai Tuivasa, Jake Matthews and Tyson Pedro. While it had been rumored that women’s strawweight champion Cris”Cyborg” Justino would make a fast turnaround to confront Invicta FC champ Megan Anderson, it seems the tilt will take place on a subsequent date.
While a few conflicts are still being finalized, take a look at the announced lineup below. Make sure that you check in during fight week for comprehensive gambling previews.
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Card – Subject to Change
Main Event – Yoel Romero vs. Luke Rockhold
Heavyweight – Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes
Heavyweight – Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker
Welterweight – Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang
LIght Heavyweight – Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
Lightweight – Damien Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Middleweight – Rob Wilkinson vs. Israel Adesanya
Flyweight – Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen
Featherweight – Alexander Volkanovski vs. Jeremy Kennedy
Lightweight – Ross Pearson vs. Mizuto Hirota
Bantamweight – Teruto Ishihara vs. Jose Quninonez
Welterweight – Luke Jumeau vs. Daichi Abe
What to Watch For
Romero will find a second straight opportunity to claim interim gold. The 40-year old former Olympian was shot to action by Robert Whittaker in his last matchup, however he did have his moments. He still remains one of the most dangerous middleweights around Earth, capable of sudden outbursts of fight-ending violence.
Rockhold is coming from a second round TKO of former WSOF champion David Branch, and his only loss in his past seven conflicts came through flash courtesy of Michael Bisping. A thudding kicker having a elite submission wrestling game, Rockhold presents a fascinating challenge for the aging Romero – and Whittaker as well.
Mark Hunt is a staple on any Australian card, as the New Zealander is arguably the area’s biggest star. The slugger will examine No. 9 Curtis Blaydes, who’ll do whatever he could to bring this battle to the mat. In another heavyweight collision, undefeated Tai Tuivasa will look to keep his 100 percent KO ratio intact if he meets France’s Cyril Asker.
You have gotta love the matchup between Australia’s Jake Matthews and Li Jingliang. The Chinese fighter would be your UFC’s greatest hope of creating a native star for the world’s most populous country, and Matthews is precisely the sort of guy who can examine him.
26-year old Tyson Pedro is young blood in light heavyweight, though his prospects were dimmed somewhat in his last outing against Ilir Latifi. It was the Australian’s first loss, and he will not get a simple bounceback fight. Pedro matches the hard-hitting Saparbek Safarov in what ought to be an explosive affair.
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