Whittaker aims to take on Bisping-GSP winner at UFC 221 in Perth

UFC 221

UFC 221 is headed to Perth, Australia, and Robert Whittaker has his eyes set on the card’s main event.

The promotion announced today that it would be holding UFC 221 in Perth, Australia on February 11, 2018.

The country is no stranger to UFC events. It has currently hosted 11 cards, three of which were pay-per-view events–UFC 110, UFC 127, and the historic UFC 193 card, where Holly Holm knocked out then-bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey in front of more than 56,000 fans in Melbourne.

“I’ve always loved Australia,” UFC President Dana White shared his excitement in a press release. “The fans and energy are fantastic but most importantly we seem to have some of the greatest fights there. My job is to put on the best fights in the world and this is a place that never disappoints. I look forward to our first UFC event in Perth next year and hope to entertain the fans once again.”

UFC interim middleweight champ Robert Whittaker hopes to compete on the card and possibly unify the titles in front of his fellowmen. He currently awaits the winner of this weekend’s title bout between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre.

“This isn’t just huge news for UFC, but for the sport of MMA in Western Australia. Finally, MMA can be competed nation-wide in the field of play specifically designed for the sport,” Whittaker said.

“Anything can happen between now and Sunday, February 11. With that said, fighting on home soil is always a dream come true and I’d love to unify the UFC middleweight title here in Australia. My next stop is New York City to be Octagon side for UFC 217 – let’s see what happens in that main event between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre.

As of this writing, no fights for UFC 221 have been announced.

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