It's been more than two years since Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker locked horns for the first time in front of a record-breaking crowd at UFC 243 in October 2019.

Adesanya announced himself to the world with a stunning knockout of the former middleweight champion, snatching the crown in the second round after a pulsating performance that confirmed Adesanya's place among the pound-for-pound elite.

Since then, the 32-year-old Nigerian New Zealander has made three defences of the 185lb strap, as well as challenging for the 205lb belt, becoming one of the transcendant faces of the UFC.

Whittaker, meanwhile, has quietly gone about restoring his reputation as the most dangerous contender in the division, seeing off a killer's row of contemporaries by defeating Darren Till, Jarred Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum in impressive style.


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Their paths always seemed destined to cross once more - and on Saturday night the rivalry will reignite once again as Adesanya defends the unified gold against his old foe.

It's set to be a cracking card from the Toyota Center in Houston with a heavyweight co-main event sure to get bums off seats when Derrick Lewis takes on Tai Tuivasa.

There's also more action from the top tier of the middleweight division as Jared Cannonier goes up against Derek Brunson, while lightweight veteran Bobby Green looks to follow up his impressive win against Al Iaquinta last time out with victory against Nasrat Haqparast.

Here's all the info you need ahead of what promises to be a cracking night at UFC 271: Adesayna vs Whittaker 2.

When is UFC 271: Adesanya vs Whittaker 2?

The event will be shown exclusively live at 1am (3am main card) overnight on Saturday 12 February on BT Sport 1 HD and across our digital platforms.

UFC 271: Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 Fight Card

Israel Adesanya(c)  vs Robert Whittaker - Middleweight

Derrick Lewis vs Tai Tuivasa - Heavyweight

Jared Cannonier vs Derek Brunson - Middleweight

Alexander Hernandez vs Renato Moicano - Lightweight

Bobby Green vs Nasrat Haqparast - Lightweight

UFC 271: Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 prelims

Andrei Arlovski vs Jared Vanderaa - Heavyweight

Roxanne Modafferi vs Casey O'Neill - Women's flyweight

Kyler Philips vs Marcelo Rojo - Bantamweight

Carlos Ulberg vs Fabio Cherant - Light heavyweight

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You can also watch a replay of the fight card on BT Sport on Sunday night. Check the TV Guide for more information.

How to live stream the fights on a phone or tablet

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