The first UFC 221 Fight of 2018 takes place tonight from the Perth, Australia. The card is headlined by two title fights Pay-Per-View by Yoel Romero defending the Pay-per-view championship against the hard-hitting Luke Rockhold. Event information, results, video, and fighter information for UFC 221.
UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on February 11, 2018 at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.
== MATCH INFO ==
Event : UFC 221
Team : Romero vs Rockhold
Date : February 11, 2018
Start Time: Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET
The event is also expected to feature a UFC Pay-per-view Championship bout between current champion Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold. Two titles will go up for grabs at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia this February 11, including a showdown between Pay-per-view champion Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold artist.
A welterweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Romero vs. Rockhold welterweight winner Kamaru Usman and Emil Weber Meek was originally scheduled for UFC 219. However, due to an alleged visa issue for Meek which affected his travel schedule, the pairing was delayed and then rescheduled for this event. However, it was shifted to UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi a day later, which took place one week before this event.
A welterweight bout between Abdul Razak Alhassan and Sabah Homasi was originally scheduled for UFC 219, but later shifted to this event. The pairing met previously at UFC 218, when Alhassan won via a controversial TKO.
Charles Rosa was expected to face promotional newcomer Dan Ige at the event. However on December 22, Rosa pulled out due to a neck injury. Ige is expected to remain on the card and face fellow newcomer Julio Arce.
Arnold Allen was expected to face The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2 lightweight winner Enrique Barzola at the event. However, Allen was pulled from the fight on January 11 due to alleged visa issues which restricted his ability to travel. He was replaced by promotional newcomer Matt Bessette.
Jamie Moyle was expected to face Maryna Moroz at the event. However, Moyle pulled out of the fight during the week leading up to the event citing an undisclosed injury. In turn, Promotion officials indicated that Moroz would be rescheduled for a future event.