Venue: Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, United States
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker II is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on February 12, 2022 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, United States.
A UFC Middleweight Championship rematch between current champion Israel Adesanya and former champion Robert Whittaker (also The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes welterweight winner) is expected to serve as the event's headliner. The pairing met previously in October 2019 at UFC 243, when then interim champion Adesanya knocked out Whittaker in the second round to unify the middleweight title.
A flyweight bout between former UFC Flyweight Championship challenger Alex Perez and Matt Schnell is expected to take place at this event. They were previously scheduled to meet in four different occasions (UFC 262, UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Chikadze, UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till and UFC 269), but the contest was cancelled each time due to different reasons.
A potential middleweight title eliminator bout between Jared Cannonier and Derek Brunson was scheduled for UFC 270. However, the pairing was moved to this event due to undisclosed reasons.
2016 Olympic silver medalist in wrestling Mark Madsen and Vinc Pichel were expected to meet in a lightweight bout. However, they were pushed back to UFC 273 due to unknown reasons.
A welterweight between Orion Cosce and Mike Mathetha was scheduled for the event. However, Cosce was pulled from the bout due to undisclosed reasons and replaced by Jeremiah Wells.
Official Fight Card
|Middleweight||Israel Adesanya (c)||def.||Robert Whittaker||Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 48–47, 49–46)||5||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Tai Tuivasa||def.||Derrick Lewis||KO (elbow)||2||1:40|
|Middleweight||Jared Cannonier||def.||Derek Brunson||KO (elbows)||2||4:29|
|Lightweight||Renato Moicano||def.||Alexander Hernandez||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||1:23|
|Lightweight||Bobby Green||def.||Nasrat Haqparast||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)|
|Heavyweight||Andrei Arlovski||def.||Jared Vanderaa||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Women's Flyweight||Casey O'Neill||def.||Roxanne Modafferi||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Kyler Phillips||def.||Marcelo Rojo||Submission (triangle armbar)||3||1:48|
|Light Heavyweight||Carlos Ulberg||def.||Fabio Cherant||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Early preliminary card (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)|
|Bantamweight||Ronnie Lawrence||def.||Leomana Martinez||Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Jacob Malkoun||def.||A.J. Dobson||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Douglas Silva de Andrade||def.||Sergey Morozov||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||3:24|
|Welterweight||Jeremiah Wells||def.||Mike Mathetha||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||4:38|
|Heavyweight||Maxim Grishin||def.||William Knight||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
UFC 271 main card results
Middleweight: Israel Adesanya def. Robert Whittaker via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa def. Derrick Lewis via KO (elbow) at 1:40 of R2
Middleweight: Jared Cannonier def. Derek Brunson by TKO (elbows) at 4:29 of R2
Lightweight: Renato Moicano def. Alexander Hernandez by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:23 of R2
Lightweight: Bobby Green def. Nasrat Haqparast by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
UFC 271 preliminary card full results
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski def. Jared Vanderaa by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Flyweight: Casey O'Neill def. Roxanne Modafferi by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Kyler Phillips def. Marcelo Rojo by submission (armbar) at 1:48 of R3
Light heavyweight: Carlos Ulberg def. Fabio Cherant by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
UFC 271 early preliminary card full results
Bantamweight: Ronnie Lawrence def. Mana Martinez by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Middleweight: Jacob Malkoun def. A.J. Dobson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Sergey Morozov by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:34 of R2
Welterweight: Jeremiah Wells def. Blood Diamond by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:38 of R1
Heavyweight: Maxim Grishin def. William Knight by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.