MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR FRIDAY: ROBERT WHITTAKER VS. LUKE ROCKHOLD TARGETED FOR UFC 221

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Ariel Helwani Accounts that Robert Whittaker will face Luke Rockhold in FC 221 on Feb. 10 in Perth, Western Australia.

For the name, this is with champion Georges St-Pierre not returning for the middleweight division per TSN.
Whittaker (19-4) headsi into his first title defence off an eight battle win streak, including a unanimous decision win over Yoel Romero in UFC 213 where he captured the interim middleweight title. The 26-year-old has completed two of his three competitions. Rockhold (16-3) is coming from a stoppage victory over David Branch in UFC Fight Night 116. Strikeforce champion and the UFC has won six of the last seven fights. .
Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou set for UFC 220
MMAJunkie broke the news that heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will confront Francis Ngannou in UFC 220 on Jan. 20 at TD Garden in Boston.
Miocic (17-2) is now riding a five-fight win streak including a first-round TKO victory over Junior Dos Santos at UFC 211 back in May. The 35-year-old has won eight of the last nine fights. Ngannou (11-1) has remained undefeated at the UFC and conquered Alistair Overeem last weekend at UFC 218 by first-round knockout. The 31-year-old hasn’t lost a fight. Here’s an updated look at the card.
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Francis Ngannouo — for heavyweight title
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Volkan Oezdemir — for light heavyweight title
Islam Makhachev vs. Gleison Tibau
Dustin Ortiz vs. Alexandre Pantoja
Thomas Almeida vs. Rob Font
Shane Burgos vs. Calvin Kattar
Kyle Bochniak vs. Brandon Davis
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