The second UFC pay-per-view of 2022 is just around the corner. UFC 271 is going to take place on February 12, 2022, at Toyota Center, Houston, Texas. The past events of the year have been brilliant and have kept the fans asking for more. UFC 271 has some of the biggest names in the game on the card, and the promotion would hope for it to be successful as well.
The night before Super Bowl LVI takes place in Los Angeles, UFC 271: Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 headlines Saturday evening. An outstanding card, the main event is Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya facing the man he took the title from, Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker. It is a deep card main card at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Local heavyweight contender Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis fights the eccentric Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa in the co-main event. The night will also see Jared “The Killa Gorilla” Cannonier opposite Derek “The 1” Brunson in a top-five middleweight bout.
When is UFC 271 Prelims & Main Card?
UFC 271 is scheduled for February 12, 2022. It has been over two years since their first meeting at UFC 243 in 2019, however both fighters are still in their prime. The prelims fight of UFC 271 will start approx 6 PM ET ESPN (click here to watch) will cover complete prelims fight. And the main card ring time approx 10 PM where no.1 contender Whittaker is set for Israel Adesanya.
UFC 271 PPV info
- Date: Feb. 12
- Location: Houston, Texas — Toyota Center
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)
- How to stream: ESPN+ PPV ($74.99) || Fitepass ($29.99)
Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker Full Fight preview
It has been nearly three years since Adesanya (21-1-0) first claimed the UFC’s middleweight interim title by defeating Max Holloway at UFC 236. He unified the division with a victory over the champion, Whittaker (24-5-0) that October at UFC 243 in the main event of the evening. Adesanya ended Whittaker’s night ended early with a second-round KO, placing him among the UFC’s best.
That loss sent The Reaper back in the rotation where he fought three bouts since then to earn another shot, going undefeated in the stretch. Adesanya, on the other hand, has taken four fights in that time, going 3-1, but remaining undefeated at middleweight. His loss came at the hands of former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz in what was a title fight at the time. It was a rough test for The Last Stylebender, losing the bout by unanimous decision, but he rebounded well last summer with his latest defense in a rematch against Marvin Vettori.
Saturday’s title fight will be about the power as both athletes bring knockout potential. Adesanya will once again have the size advantage thanks to his lengthy frame. He’ll stand four inches above Whittaker while enjoying over six inches in reach. Adesanya is a decent favorite at the betting window, drawing -280 odds at the time of this article on Friday morning.
UFC 271 Main Fight Card
UFC Middleweight Championship: Israel Adesanya (c) vs Robert Whittaker
Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs Tai Tuivasa
Middleweight: Jared Cannonier vs Derek Brunson
Bantamweight: Kyler Phillips vs Marcelo Rojo
Lightweight: Bobby Green vs Nasrat Haqparast
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs Jared Vanderaa
Women’s Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi vs Casey O’Neill
Flyweight: Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell
Light Heavyweight: William Knight vs Maxim Grishin
Bantamweight: Mana Martinez vs Ronnie Lawrence
Lightweight: Alexander Hernandez vs Renato Moicano
Light Heavyweight: Carlos Ulberg vs Fabio Cherant
Middleweight: AJ Dobson vs Jacob Malkoun
Bantamweight: Douglas Silva De Andrade vs Sergey Morozov
Welterweight: Jeremiah Wells vs Mike Diamond
UFC 271 Odds
|Weight Class||Favorite (Odds)||Opponent (Odds)||Rounds|
|Middleweight Title Fight||Israel Adesanya (-280)||Robert Whittaker (+225)||5 Rounds|
|Heavyweight||Derrick Lewis (-170)||Tai Tuivasa (+150)||5 Rounds|
|Middleweight||Jared Cannonier (-165)||Derek Brunson (+145)||3 Rounds|
|Lightweight||Renato Moicano (-160)||Alexander Hernandez (+140)||3 Rounds|
|Lightweight||Bobby Green (-145)||Nasrat Haqparast (+125)||3 Rounds|