UFC Tonight: UFC 271 Adesanya vs Whittaker- Feb 12, 2022

UFC 271 Poster 2022
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UFC will present UFC 271, their second PPV event of the year, on February 12, 2022, with the Middleweight title bout between Israel Adesanya in the main event.

What Time is UFC Fight Tonight?

UFC 271 main card will air from 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. The preliminary card will start at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. The early prelims will start at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT.

You can buy the UFC 271 PPV at ESPN+ at the below link. The prelims and early prelims will also be available to watch via ESPN Plus monthly subscription for $6.99 per month and UFC Fight Pass.

Where is UFC Fight Tonight?

UFC 271 PPV will take place at Toyota Center in Houston, TX. UFC has presented 7 PPVs and 1 Fight Night event previously from this venue.

UFC Tonight Fight Card & Preview

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Israel Adesanya (c)(21-1) vs Robert Whittaker(24-5) – for UFC Middleweight title: Adesanya remains the middleweight king with an undefeated record in the division with five wins in title fights, including three successful defenses. He has run through the division once and then defeated Marvin Vettori for the second time in June last year. Whittaker dropped the title to Adesanya back in October 2019 and has won three big bouts since then, defeating Kevin Gastelum, Darren Till and Jared Cannonier. As per his own admission, he is coming with a better mindset in this bout and claims to beat Adesanya this time around. Adesanya has said that he has not seen anything to believe his title is threatened. What will be the case?

Derrick Lewis(26-8) vs Tai Tuivasa(14-3) – Heavyweight bout: Former title contender Derrick Lewis will return to the cage in just 8 weeks for another fight in his hometown. He lost the interim Heavyweight title bout to Ciryl Gane last time he was at the stadium. Since then, he has defeated Chris Daukaus via first-round KO. Tai Tuivasa also competed two months back to get his third win in a row when he defeated Augusto Sakai. Will he get to do his “shoey celebration” once again?

Jared Cannonier(14-5) vs Derek Brunson(23-7) – Middleweight bout: The spot for the next challenger to middleweight title could be on the line as Cannonier and Brunson clash at UFC 271. Brunson has been active in getting wins over some big names ever since his loss to Adesanya back in 2018. He is currently on a 5-fight winning streak and another win would make it hard for UFC to ignore him for a title shot. Cannonier has also bounced back from a loss to Whittaker by defeating Kelvin Gastelum in his last bout. But will he be able to break Brunson’s streak?

Kyler Phillips(9-2) vs Marcelo Rojo(16-8) – Bantamweight bout: Twoexciting fighters from the bantamweight division would look to get back on winning ways with this bout. Rojo made a short-notice UFC debut last year, which resulted in a loss. Since then, three of his bouts have been scrapped and he has to wait 11 months for his second UFC bout. Phillips also suffered his first UFC loss in July last time he was in the octogen. Who will get back to winning ways?

Bobby Green(28-12-1) vs Nasrat Haqparast(13-4) – Lightweight bout: Bobby Green snapped a two-fight losing streak by defeating Al Iaquinta at UFC 268. The UFC veteran will have 26 years old Nasrat Haqparast in front of him, who has had traded wins and losses in 8 UFC bouts till now. Haqparast suffered a loss to another veteran in Dan Hooker last time around. Will things change for him this time around?

Preliminary Card

  • Andrei Arlovski(32-20) vs Jared Vanderaa(12-6) – Heavyweight bout
  • Roxanne Modafferi(25-20) vs Casey O’Neill(8-0) – Women’s Flyweight bout
  • Alex Perez(24-6) vs Matt Schnell(15-5) – Flyweight bout
  • William Knight(11-2) vs Maxim Grishin(31-9-2) – Light Heavyweight bout

Early Preliminary Card

  • Leomana Martinez(9-2) vs Ronnie Lawrence(7-1) – Bantamweight bout
  • Alexander Hernandez(13-4) vs Renato Moicano(15-4-1) – Lightweight bout
  • Carlos Ulberg(5-1) vs Fabio Cherant(7-3) – Light Heavyweight bout
  • A.J. Dobson(6-0) vs Jacob Malkoun(5-1) – Middleweight bout
  • Douglas Silva de Andrade(27-4) vs Sergey Morozov(17-4) – Bantamweight bout
  • Jeremiah Wells(9-2-1) vs Mike Mathetha(3-0) – Welterweight bout

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