On Episode 1 of UFC 221 Embedded, middleweight title contender Luke Rockhold braves the traffic patterns down under as he arrives in Perth to a traditional Australian meal. Opponent Yoel Romero braces himself for a week of media before his title showdown. Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes takes in the Big Game and recounts how he landed his big fight against local legend Mark Hunt. “The Super Samoan” moves into his fight week home, looks back on his career and hits the gym. Rockhold shops for organic produce and get Ali-inspired advice in the sauna. UFC 221 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the interim middleweight championship bout at UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold on Saturday, February 10th on Pay-Per-View.
PPV Fight card
Interim UFC Middleweight Championship: Middleweight Yoel Romero vs. Luke Rockhold
Heavyweight Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes
Heavyweight Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker
Welterweight Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang
Light Heavyweight Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight Damien Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Middleweight Rob Wilkinson vs. Israel Adesanya
Featherweight Jeremy Kennedy vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Flyweight Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Ross Pearson vs. Mizuto Hirota
Bantamweight Teruto Ishihara vs. José Alberto Quiñónez
Welterweight Luke Jumeau vs. Daichi Abe
UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold will be held on February 11, 2018, at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia. While the UFC has hosted 11 previous events across the country, this event will mark the promotion’s first visit to Perth, in the Western Australia.
How to watch: In order for the event to be broadcast live during prime time hours on the east coast of North America, the main card is expected to begin at 11:00 a.m. local time in Perth WST, with a full preliminary card beginning at approximately 07:00 a.m. local time.
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