Houston — This Saturday, UFC 271 features a middleweight title rematch between current middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, and former middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker. The co main event will be between heavyweight knockout king, Derrick Lewis, and Australia’s own, Tai Tuivasa, who’s finished his last four fights by knockout.
One notable match up on the card is a bout between Top 5 ranked middleweights Jared Cannonier (4) and Derek Brunson (3). Brunson (23-7) is on a five-fight winning streak with his last loss coming against Israel Adesanya at UFC 230 back in 2018. Cannonier (14-5) defeated Kelvin Gastelum last August at UFC Vegas 34. He has won four of his last five fights with his only loss coming to Robert Whittaker at UFC 254 back in 2020.
Check out the full fight card for UFC 271 below.
Main Card (7 p.m. PST on ESPN+ Pay-Per-View)
(C) Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker – Middleweight bout
Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa – Heavyweight bout
Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson – Middleweight bout
Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo – Bantamweight bout
Bobby Green vs. Nasrat Haqparast – Lightweight bout
Prelims (5 p.m. PST on ESPN+)
Andrei Arlovski vs. Jared Vanderaa – Heavyweight bout
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Casey O’Neill – Flyweight bout
Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell – Flyweight bout
William Knight vs. Maxim Grishin – Light Heavyweight bout
Early Prelims (3 p.m. PST on UFC Fight Pass)
Mana Martinez vs. Ronnie Lawrence – Bantamweight bout
Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano – Lightweight bout
Carlos Ulberg vs. Fabio Cherant – Light Heavyweight bout
AJ Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun – Middleweight bout
Douglas Silva De Andrade vs. Sergey Morozov – Bantamweight bout
Jeremiah Wells vs. Mike Diamond – Welterweight bout
(C) = Champion