Headlining the show is an interim middleweight title fight between the division’s former ruler Luke Rockhold and Olympian Yoel Romero.
Undisputed middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was supposed to defend his belt against Rockhold but was forced out of his first title defence due to injury.
Watch UFC 221 live stream online on MMA Fighting for the pay-per-view card at 10 p.m. ET.
The fight card for this portion of the event is as follows:
Yoel Romero vs. Luke Rockhold
Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes
Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker
Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang
Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
Yoel Romero and former UFC champion Luke Rockhold will square off in the main event for the UFC middleweight interim title. Heavyweights Mark Hunt and Curtis Blaydes collide in the co-main event.
The UFC is allowing fans to watch the event live online above on live