UFC 271 — Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2: Fight card, date, odds, PPV price, rumors, complete guide

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One of the most anticipated rematches in recent memory is here when a champion and former titleholder collide in the main event of UFC 271. Middleweight king Israel Adesanya will look to roll back the man whose belt he won, Robert Whittaker, when the two meet. inside the Toyota Center in Houston on February 12. Adesanya stopped Whittaker in Melbourne, Australia in October 2019 to kick off his reign at the top of the division.

Adesanya has been absolutely sublime at middleweight, with a brief detour to the light heavyweight title shot causing the only blemish on his otherwise perfect MMA record. ‘The Last Stylebender’ (21-1) enters this title defense with a 10-0 middleweight record, knocking out elite 185-pounders like Marvin Vettori (twice), Paulo Costa, Yoel Romero, Kelvin Gastelum , Derek Brunson and Anderson Silva. Then, of course, there’s the man he knocked down to win the UFC middleweight crown.

Whittaker (23-5) looked set to build a compelling record as the UFC’s second-greatest middleweight champion, second only to legendary “Spider” Silva. That spark was short-lived after he was outclassed and knocked out by Adesanya in front of Whittaker’s Aussie faithful. The former champion defended his position as the No. 1 contender with back-to-back wins over Gastelum, Jared Cannonier and Darren Till en route to redemption.

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The marquee showdown at UFC 271 offers every fighter something valuable. For Adesanya, the chance to further cement his place as the greatest middleweight fighter of this generation. For “The Reaper”, a moment to take back his soul from the one who stripped him.

Below is the current fight card with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook once they are released.

UFC 271 fight card, odds

  • Israel Adesanya (c) -280 vs. Robert Whittaker +230, middleweight championship
  • Derrick Lewis -190 vs. Tai Tuivasa +160, heavyweight
  • Jared Cannonier -160 vs. Derek Brunson +135, middleweight
  • Kyler Phillips -420 vs. Marcelo Rojo +330, bantamweight
  • Bobby Green -140 vs. Nasrat Haqparast +120, lightweight
  • Andrei Arlovski -150 vs. Jared Vanderaa +125, heavyweight
  • Casey O’Neill -400 vs. Roxanne Modafferi +310, women’s flyweight
  • Alex Perez -380 vs. Matt Schnell +300, flyweight
  • Maxim Grishin -170 vs. William Knight +145, light heavyweight
  • Ronnie Lawrence -300 vs. Mana Martinez +240, bantamweight
  • Renato Moicano -170 vs. Alexander Hernandez +145, lightweight
  • Carlos Ulberg -260 vs. Fabio Cherant +210, light heavyweight
  • AJ Dobson -110 vs. Jacob Malkoun -110, middleweight
  • Sergey Morozov -220 vs. Douglas Silva De Andrade +180, bantamweight
  • Jeremiah Wells -220 vs. Mike Diamond +180, welterweight

UFC 271 Information

  • Dated: 12 February
  • Site: Houston, TX – Toyota Center
  • Start time: 10 p.m. ET (main card)
  • How to watch: ESPN+ PPV ($74.99)

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