Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker rematch officially announced as UFC 271 headliner

Israel Adesanya will face Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 in a rematch for the middleweight championship [Credits: @UFC via Twitter]
Israel Adesanya will face Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 in a rematch for the middleweight championship [Credits: @UFC via Twitter]

Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker will meet again at UFC 271 on February 12 in Houston, Texas.

The tables have turned since their UFC 243 encounter back in October 2019. Then-interim champion Adesanya is now the reigning, undisputed middleweight king, whereas then-champion Whittaker is now the challenger.

The 2022 pay-per-view's main event was officially announced at UFC 269 which was headlined by Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier.

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The dominant Israel Adesanya has cleaned out the middleweight division, defeating the likes of Paulo Costa, Yoel Romero, Marvin Vettori, Kelvin Gastelum and Robert Whittaker himself.

However, 'The Last Stylebender' will be expecting a better version of Whittaker this time around than when the Kiwi knocked him out in Australia.

Robert Whittaker, since losing his title to Adesanya, has defeated top middleweight contenders Darren Till and Kelvin Gastelum.

'The Reaper' also out-pointed Jared Cannonier, who was once considered the dark-horse of the middleweight division. Riding a three-fight winning streak will undoubtedly be a boost for the Australian's confidence in the rematch against Israel Adesanya in Houston, Texas.

The UFC has officially announced Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2 will headlined #UFC271 on Feb. 12 in Houston, per the broadcast.

Israel Adesanya recently gave the fans a sneak-peek of the preparations for his fight against Robert Whittaker

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Israel Adesanya recently spoke about his upcoming fight with Robert Whittaker.

'The Last Stylebender' claimed he's prepared to beat Whittaker once again in their upcoming rematch at UFC 271.

Adesanya also played a clip from one of his training sessions to prove that he is more than ready to run it back with the former champion.

"I'll f***ing do what I do," exclaimed Israel Adesanya. "Here, let me show you guys some sh*t. Let me just play something so you can hear how I was sounding, how this sh*t is f***ing fire. I just can't show you but I'm telling you it's dangerous, it's really dangerous."

Watch the video below:


Edited by David Andrew
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