UFC 271

UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2
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The poster for UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateFebruary 12, 2022 (2022-02-12)
VenueToyota Center
CityHouston, Texas, United States
Total gate$4,300,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Strickland UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 UFC Fight Night: Walker vs. Hill

UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on February 12, 2022 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, United States.[2]


A UFC Middleweight Championship rematch between current champion Israel Adesanya and former champion Robert Whittaker (also The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes welterweight winner) served as the event's headliner.[3] The pairing met previously in October 2019 at UFC 243, when then interim champion Adesanya knocked out Whittaker in the second round to unify the middleweight title.[4]

A flyweight bout between former UFC Flyweight Championship challenger Alex Perez and Matt Schnell was expected to take place at this event.[5] They were previously scheduled to meet on four occasions (UFC 262, UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Chikadze, UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till and UFC 269), but the contest was cancelled each time due to different reasons.[6][7][8][9] At the weigh-ins, Perez came in at 128 pounds and did not attempt to try again, resulting in Matt Schnell refusing to take the catchweight bout and the bout being scrapped.[10]

A potential middleweight title eliminator bout between Jared Cannonier and Derek Brunson was scheduled for UFC 270.[11] However, the pairing was moved to this event due to undisclosed reasons.[12]

2016 Olympic silver medalist in wrestling Mark Madsen and Vinc Pichel were expected to meet in a lightweight bout.[13] However, they were pushed back to UFC 273 due to unknown reasons.[14]

A welterweight between Orion Cosce and Mike Mathetha was scheduled for the event.[15] However, Cosce was pulled from the bout due to undisclosed reasons and replaced by Jeremiah Wells.[16]

A light heavyweight bout between Maxim Grishin and Ed Herman was scheduled for this event.[17] However in late January, Herman withdrew due to unknown reasons and was replaced by William Knight.[18] At the weigh-ins, Knight weighed in at 218 pounds, 12 pounds over the light heavyweight non-title fight limit, marking the biggest weight miss in UFC history.[19] As a result, the bout was shifted to heavyweight and Knight was fined 40% of his purse, which went to Grishin.[20]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Israel Adesanya (c) def. Robert Whittaker Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 48–47, 49–46) 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Tai Tuivasa def. Derrick Lewis KO (elbow) 2 1:40
Middleweight Jared Cannonier def. Derek Brunson KO (elbows) 2 4:29
Lightweight Renato Moicano def. Alexander Hernandez Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:23
Lightweight Bobby Green def. Nasrat Haqparast Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski def. Jared Vanderaa Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Casey O'Neill def. Roxanne Modafferi Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Kyler Phillips def. Marcelo Rojo Submission (triangle armbar) 3 1:48
Light Heavyweight Carlos Ulberg def. Fabio Cherant Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Early preliminary card (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Bantamweight Ronnie Lawrence def. Leomana Martinez Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Jacob Malkoun def. A.J. Dobson Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Sergey Morozov Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:24
Welterweight Jeremiah Wells def. Mike Mathetha Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:38
Heavyweight Maxim Grishin def. William Knight Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00


Bonus awards

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[22]

  • Fight of the Night: Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Sergey Morozov
  • Performance of the Night: Tai Tuivasa and Jared Cannonier

See also


  1. ^ a b Mike Bohn (2022-02-13). "UFC 271 post-event facts: Andrei Arlovski threatening all-time UFC wins record". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  2. ^ Gabriel Gonzalez (2021-12-06). "Report: UFC 271 to take place in Houston on February 12". cagesidepress.com. Retrieved 2021-12-07.
  3. ^ Marc Raimondi (2021-12-12). "Israel Adesanya to defend UFC middleweight title against Robert Whittaker on Feb. 12". espn.com. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  4. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2019-10-06). "UFC 243 results, highlights: Israel Adesanya claims middleweight crown with violent TKO of Robert Whittaker". cbssports.com. Retrieved 2021-12-08.
  5. ^ Clyde Aidoo (2021-12-15). "Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell rebooked for UFC 271 on February 12". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  6. ^ Farah Hannoun (2021-04-21). "With Alex Perez out, Rogerio Bontorin targeted to fight Matt Schnell at UFC 262". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  7. ^ Steve Duncan (2021-08-07). "Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell rescheduled for UFC Fight Night on September 4". mma.uno. Retrieved 2021-08-07. (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Kristen King (2021-09-20). "Fights on Tap: Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo 3 among 15 UFC bouts announced". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2021-09-29.
  9. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2021-12-10). "UFC 269 weigh-in results: Charles Oliveira, Amanda Nunes, challengers on weight for title fights, one bout cancelled". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-12-10.
  10. ^ John Morgan (2022-02-11). "Matt Schnell explains difficult decision to turn down fight after opponent missed weight at UFC 271". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2022-02-11.
  11. ^ Nolan King and John Morgan (2021-09-27). "Derek Brunson vs. Jared Cannonier booked for UFC 270 in January". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-09-27.
  12. ^ Damon Martin (2021-12-15). "Derek Brunson vs. Jared Cannonier shifts from UFC 270 to UFC 271". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  13. ^ Alex Behunin (2021-11-02). "Mark O. Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel set for UFC 271". cagesidepress.com. Retrieved 2022-01-19.
  14. ^ Nolan King and John Morgan (2022-01-19). "Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel pushed from UFC 271 to UFC 273". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2022-01-19.
  15. ^ Alex Behunin (2021-11-10). "Blood Diamond's UFC debut set, will fight Orion Cosce at UFC 271". cagesidepress.com. Retrieved 2022-01-23.
  16. ^ Jay Anderson (2022-01-21). "Jeremiah Wells in against Blood Diamond at UFC 271". cagesidepress.com. Retrieved 2022-01-22.
  17. ^ Marcel Dorff (2021-11-11). "Ed Herman in his 26th UFC bout against Maxim Grishin on February 12 at UFC 271". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2022-01-29. (in Dutch)
  18. ^ Marcel Dorff (2022-01-29). "Another substitute role for Knight, this time against Grishin". eurosport.nl. Retrieved 2022-01-29. (in Dutch)
  19. ^ Harry Davies (2022-02-11). "UFC fighter gives up 40 per cent of purse after twelve pound weight miss". mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 2022-02-11.
  20. ^ Danny Segura (2022-02-11). "William Knight on 12-pound weight miss for UFC 271: 'I tried my best on short notice'". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2022-02-11.
  21. ^ "UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker II". Ultimate Fighting Championship. 12 December 2021. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  22. ^ Danny Segura (2022-02-13). "UFC 271 bonuses: Tai Tuivasa, Jared Cannonier take home an extra $50,000 for violent KOs". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2022-02-13.


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