UFC is pulling out all of the stops for its PPVs in 2022, especially with UFC 271 happening this weekend. UFC 271 will be taking place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on Saturday, February 12, 2022. And it features a pretty hyped matchup between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker, which is a rematch from UFC 243.
Adsenya is the current UFC Middleweight champion, and one of the UFC’s genuine stars, which isn’t very common. While Whittaker is the clear number one contender for the belt. And one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet right now. Finally, he is also a former middleweight champion in his own right.
So it’s bound to be a pretty impressive PPV this weekend and you won’t want to miss out.
UFC 271 Main Event Preview
When Adesanya and Whittaker met at UFC 243, Adesanya knocked him out twice. Whittaker was saved by the bell the first time, but was ultimately clocked by the exact same shot in the next round, and of course lost the fight.
Whittaker has greatly improved since then, using a more savvy, GSP-esque mix of wrestling and striking into his game. He has also gone on a serious run since their last fight at UFC 243. Having defeated world-class contentenders like Darren Till, Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum back-to-back. It’s been a pretty impressive run for Whittaker.
Whittaker has claimed that his head wasn’t right going into the last fight with Adesanya. Having a mix of hometown pressure and dislike of Adesanya had Whittaker fighting out of character in the first fight. Given his improvement, this is likely to be a really impressive matchup on Saturday night.
What time does UFC 271 start?
UFC 271 will start at the usual times for a UFC PPV.
The early prelims start at 6PM EDT. With the prelims taking over at 8PM EDT and the main card starting at 10PM EDT.
The early prelims and prelims are not part of the PPV. You’ll be able to watch those on ESPN+ without buying the PPV. While the prelims will also be available on regular ESPN.
Who’s fighting at UFC 271?
The card is subject to change. But here is the current card that we expect to see on February 11, 2022.
- Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker
- Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa
- Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson
- Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo
- Bobby Green vs. Nasrat Haqparast
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Jared Vanderaa
- Roxanne Modafferi vs. Casey O’Neill
- Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell
- William Knight vs. Maxim Grishin
- Mana Martinez vs. Ronnie Lawrence
- Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano
- Carlos Ulberg vs. Fabio Cherant
- AJ Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun
- Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Sergey Morozov
- Jeremiah Wells vs. Mike Diamond
How do I watch UFC 271?
UFC 271 will be available exclusively on ESPN+. You’ll need to be an ESPN+ subscriber, and you also need to purchase the PPV. Otherwise, you’ll only be able to watch the early prelims.
ESPN+ has raised the price on the PPV, and the UFC 271 PPV will be the first one with this new price. It’ll cost you $74.99 if you are a ESPN+ subscriber.
If you are not a ESPN+ subscriber, you’ll need to bundle ESPN+ or the Disney Bundle with the PPV to watch the PPV. The Disney bundle is a really great purchase. Even with Disney+’s new price hike. You can get Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu with ads for $13.99 per month, or get Hulu ad-free for $19.99 per month. But you do still have to pay $74.99 for each PPV.
With ESPN+ you also get the ability to watch the PPV on just about any platform you wish. Whether that is Android, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Samsung and Vizio smart TVs. It’s everywhere you are. So no matter where you are, you’ll be able to watch this PPV.
ESPN+ also has a lot of other original content that you can watch, including plenty of UFC content. There is even an original series featuring Dana White, which walks you through the ins and outs of running the UFC. And how challenging it can be.