Ariel Helwani Accounts that Robert Whittaker will Confront Luke Rockhold in FC 221 on Feb. 10 in Perth, Western Australia.
With champion Georges St-Pierre not returning for the division per TSN, this will be for the 185-pound name.
Whittaker (19-4) headsi into his first title defence off an eight battle win streak, including a unanimous decision win over Yoel Romero at UFC 213 where he seized the interim middleweight title. The 26-year-old has completed two of his last three opponents. Rockhold (16-3) is coming off a stoppage victory over David Branch at UFC Fight Night 116. The former UFC and Strikeforce winner has won six of the last seven fights. .
Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou place for UFC 220
MMAJunkie broke the news that heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will face Francis Ngannou at UFC 220 on Jan. 20 in TD Garden in Boston.
Miocic (17-2) is now riding a five-fight win series including a first-round TKO victory over Junior Dos Santos in UFC 211 back May. The 35-year-old has won eight of his last nine fights. Ngannou (11-1) has stayed undefeated in the UFC and defeated Alistair Overeem last weekend at UFC 218 by first-round knockout. The 31-year-old has not lost a fight since December 2013. Here’s an updated look in the card.
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Francis Ngannouo — for heavyweight title
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Volkan Oezdemir — for light heavyweight title
Islam Makhachev vs. Gleison Tibau
Dustin Ortiz vs. Alexandre Pantoja
Thomas Almeida vs. Rob Font
Shane Burgos vs. Calvin Kattar
Kyle Bochniak vs. Brandon Davis
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