Wednesday, October 27, 2021
TagsUFC 221

UFC 221

UFC 221 Buyrate & Medical Suspensions Revealed

UFC 221 is in the books and both the buyrate and medical suspensions have been unveiled. Over at the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer revealed that UFC 221 did 130,000 buys. The card was headlined by a middleweight clash between Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold. Romero earned a third-round knockout...

UFC 221 Preliminaries Bring in 697,000 Viewers

UFC 221 preliminaries viewership data is in. The FOX Sports 1 (FS1) broadcast drew 697,000 viewers (via MMAFighting.com). The prelims peaked at 821,000 viewers for the bout between "Maestro" Dong Hyun Kim and Damien Brown. In addition to the FS1 broadcast, 8,022 viewers saw the card through FOX Now and the FOX...

UFC Rankings Report: UFC 221 Causes Movement in 3 Divisions

The UFC's trip to Perth created movement in 3 UFC divisions this weekend. The UFC rankings have been updated and as a result of wins by heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Tui Tuivasa, the heavyweight division was impacted the most. Let's take a look at all 3 divisions impacted by this weekend's...

Michael Bisping Predicts Luke Rockhold Will ‘Disappear’ Following Loss at UFC 221

Luke Rockhold didn't get his desired result on Saturday night after suffering a brutal third round knockout to Yoel Romero in the main event at UFC 221. If Rockhold was victorious, he would have been crowned interim middleweight champion with a title unification bout against fellow champion Robert Whittaker set...

UFC 221 Winner Curtis Blaydes Sees ‘Enticement’ With Potential Bellator Deal

The UFC's heavyweight division has always been held under a microscope when it comes to young and fresh top contenders. With Stipe Miocic sitting atop the division as champion, and former titleholders such as Fabricio Werdum, Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem among the Top-5, someone like Curtis Blaydes could be...

Tyson Pedro on Not Getting UFC 221 Bonus: ‘What More do You Want?’

Tyson Pedro is feeling Tai Tuivasa's pain. Last night (Feb. 10), Pedro took on Saparbek Safarov on the main card of UFC 221. The action was held inside Perth Arena in Perth, Australia. Pedro locked in a kimura standing and forced his opponent to the canvas to finish things off. Many were...

Tai Tuivasa Responds to Not Receiving UFC 221 Bonus

Tai Tuivasa isn't thrilled about missing out on a bonus. Last night (Feb. 10), Tuivasa did battle with Cyril Asker. The action took place inside Perth Arena in Perth, Australia. Tuivasa earned a first-round TKO victory. After the bout, Tuivasa pulled off a shoey. It's when someone drinks beer out of...

UFC 221 Reebok Payouts: Yoel Romero Loses $20K For Missing Weight

The UFC 221 Reebok payouts have been released and one fighter has missed out on an extra $20,000. UFC 221's main event featured a middleweight clash between Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold. Romero earned the victory via third-round knockout and took home $10,000 for wearing the Reebok gear. Rockhold nabbed...

The UFC Middleweight Division Is A Mess

There was supposed to be more clarity in the UFC middleweight division after UFC 221. But following Saturday's pay-per-view event, the UFC's first card in Perth, Australia, the middleweight division is once again a mess. That's because Yoel Romero knocked out Luke Rockhold in the main event. The problem?...

Yoel Romero Did Not Suffer Broken Leg at UFC 221

Yoel Romero hobbled out of Octagon on Saturday night following a third round knockout over Luke Rockhold in the UFC 221 main event. Following his victory, Romero actually sat down on the canvas to do his post fight interview with Jon Anik before coaches and trainers helped the former Olympic...

UFC Exec Sounds Off On If Yoel Romero Missing Weight Will Affect Title Shot

Even though Yoel Romero wasn’t able to fight for the interim title, it appears that he will be able to do so for the actual middleweight title. There was a lot of drama a few days ago when Romero weighed in at 188.3 pounds for his interim title fight against...

Luke Rockhold Addresses Loss To Yoel Romero At UFC 221

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has addressed his most recent loss. The promotion originally announced that UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker would make his first defense against Rockhold at UFC 221. However, he was forced to withdraw from the fight due to an undisclosed injury. Thus, the reason the promotion...

UFC 221 Bonuses: Four Fighters Earn an Extra $50,000

Another Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event has gone by, which means more bonuses have been dished out. Last night (Feb. 10), UFC 221 took place inside Perth Arena in Perth, Australia. The main card aired live on pay-per-view. Preliminary action was seen on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. Jake...

Highlights From Yoel Romero’s KO Win Over Luke Rockhold (Video)

UFC 221 is in the books and Yoel Romero earned a spectacular knockout victory over Luke Rockhold. The bout headlined UFC 221 on pay-per-view. The action took place inside Perth Arena in Perth, Australia. The bout was scheduled to be for the interim UFC middleweight title. Only Rockhold was eligible...

Yoel Romero Knocks Out Luke Rockhold In Australia

Round 1: A leg kick from Rockhold to open things up. Another leg kick from Rockhold. A nice left hand lands for Rockhold and he has a high kick blocked. Romero has an overhand hit air. Another leg kick from Rockhold and he lands a 1-2 right after. Another overhand...