Ariel Helwani Accounts that Robert Whittaker will Confront Luke Rockhold at 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 title.
Whittaker (19-4) headsi to 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 the last three competitions. Rockhold (16-3) is coming from a stoppage victory over David Branch in UFC Fight Night 116. Strikeforce champion and the former UFC has won half of the last seven fights. .
Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou place for UFC 220
MMAJunkie broke the news that heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will confront Francis Ngannou in UFC 220 on Jan. 20 at TD Garden at Boston.
Miocic (17-2) is now riding a five-fight win streak such as a first-round TKO victory over Junior Dos Santos at UFC 211 back May. The 35-year-old has won eight of the last nine fights. Ngannou (11-1) has remained undefeated at the UFC and conquered Alistair Overeem last weekend in 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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