Robert Whittaker will lastly get the prospect to avenge his loss to Israel Adesanya and regain the middleweight title this weekend when he faces his rival in the principle occasion of UFC 271.

In entrance of a house crowd in Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium – the most important crowd in UFC historical past – Whittaker was knocked out by Nigerian-born New Zealander Adesanya in 2019 to lose the gold.

Greater than 57,000 followers watched on as then-interim champion Adesanya stopped Whittaker in the second round, and the pair will now face off once more – this time in Houston, Texas.

Since shedding the belt to the “Final Stylebender”, Whittaker has gained three in a row in opposition to elite competitors, whereas Adesanya has efficiently defended the title thrice – but in addition suffered his first skilled defeat in failing to win the light heavyweight gold final yr.

Right here’s all you must learn about UFC 271.

When is it?

UFC 271 takes place on Saturday 12 February on the Toyota Heart in Houston, Texas.

What time does it begin?

The early prelims are scheduled to start at 11pm GMT (3pm PT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET), with the prelims following at 1am GMT (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET) on Sunday morning. The primary card then begins at 3am GMT (7m PT, 9pm CT, 10pm ET.

How can I watch it?

The cardboard will air dwell on BT Sport within the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and web site additionally streaming the fights.

Within the US, ESPN+ will stream the motion dwell, as will the UFC’s Struggle Go.

Full card

Robert Whittaker earlier than his UFC 243 defeat by Israel Adesanya

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Israel Adesanya (C) vs Robert Whittaker 2 (middleweight title)

Derrick Lewis vs Tai Tuivasa (heavyweight)

Jared Cannonier vs Derek Brunson (middleweight)

Renato Moicano def. Alexander Hernandez through second-round submission (learn bare choke, 1:23)

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Bobby Inexperienced def. Nasrat Haqparast through unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Andrei Arlovski def. Jared Vanderaa through break up resolution (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Casey O’Neill def. Roxanne Modafferi through break up resolution (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Kyler Phillips def. Marcelo Rojo through third-round submission (arm bar, 1:48)

Carlos Ulberg def. Fabio Cherant through unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jeremiah Wells def. Blood Diamond through submission first-round submission (rear bare choke, 4:38)

Maxim Grishin def. William Knight through unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Sergey Morozov through second-round submission (rear bare choke, 3:24)

Jacob Malkoun def. AJ Dobson through unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ronnie Lawrence def. Mana Martinez through unanimous resolution (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)

Source: The Unbiased

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