Israel Adesanya Vs. Robert Whittaker II Pushed Back To February For UFC 271
Fans will have to wait a month longer before seeing Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker take the octagon together again.
This middleweight title clash was supposed to happen at UFC 270 in January, but it has reportedly been delayed, and they will instead share the octagon at UFC 271, which will be held in February 2022.
Adesanya (21-1) and Whittaker (24-5) already shared the octagon at UFC 243.
By that time, Whittaker was defending his title, but Adesanya took it with a second-round TKO victory. Since then, he has remained the champion.
Both fighters earned three victories after that battle. Adesanya defended his title three times against Marvin Vettori, Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero while Whittaker defeated Darren Till, Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum.
UFC 270 has a busy card since two title fights are scheduled. One of which is a heavyweight title clash between Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ciryl Gane who are headlining.
Ngannou is the newly crowned king of the heavyweight division.
He defeated Stipe Miocic in their rematch and earned the UFC gold. However, UFC still made an interim title fight between Gane and Lewis, and the winner of this fight would be a mandatory fight for Ngannou. The current champion was offended by this decision.
However, almost after a year, Ngannou will fight again, and this time he will share the octagon with the undefeated fighter whose coach is Ngannou’s ex-coach.
Just spoke to Dana White who tells me that UFC 271, expected to be headlined by Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whitaker is being targeted for either Seattle or a major Canadian city on February 12, 2022.
— Aaron Br🎃nsteter (@aaronbronsteter) October 25, 2021