UFC 271: Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker live results and highlights

UFC 271: Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker live results and highlights

Jun 12, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Israel Adesanya reacts against Marvin Vettori during UFC 263 at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 12, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Israel Adesanya reacts against Marvin Vettori during UFC 263 at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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UFC 271: Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker live results and highlights.

Nearly three years after their first matchup, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and former champion Robert Whittaker will go to battle once again in the UFC 271 main event.

Adesanya has looked dominant since earning the title over Whittaker at UFC 243. He most recently defended his title against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 in a unanimous decision victory, preceded by a lopsided win over Paulo Costa.

In between middleweight title defenses, Adesanya’s pursuit of a second belt fell short as he lost to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259.

Whittaker has won three straight on his path back to the title shot. He most recently put on back-to-back dominant wins over Kelvin Gastelum and Jared Cannonier.

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis will face Tai Tuivasa in the co-main event, Middleweight contenders Jared Cannonier and Derek Brunson also go to battle for a potential title shot.

Main Card (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, ESPN+)

Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker

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Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa

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Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson

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Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo

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Bobby Green vs. Nasrat Haqparast

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Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, ESPN/ESPN+)

Andrei Arlovski vs. Jared Vanderaa

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Roxanne Modafferi vs. Casey O’Neill

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Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell

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William Knight vs. Maxim Grishin

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Early Preliminary Card (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT, UFC Fight Pass)

Mana Martinez vs. Ronnie Lawrence

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Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano

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Carlos Ulberg vs. Fabio Cherant

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AJ Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun

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Douglas Silva De Andrade vs. Sergey Morozov

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Jeremiah Wells vs. Mike Mathetha

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UFC 271 took place on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, live from Houston, TX. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.

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