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

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

With winner Georges St-Pierre not returning to the division per TSN, this will be for the title.
Whittaker (19-4) headsi into his first title defence off an eight battle win streak, including a unanimous decision win over Yoel Romero at UFC 213 where he seized the interim middleweight title. The 26-year-old has completed two of the last three competitions. Rockhold (16-3) is coming off a stoppage victory over David Branch in UFC Fight Night 116. The UFC and Strikeforce champion has won six of the last seven fights. .
Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou place for UFC 220
MMAJunkie broke the news that heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will confront Francis Ngannou in UFC 220 on Jan. 20 in TD Garden at 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 May. The 35-year-old has won eight of his last nine fights. Ngannou (11-1) has stayed undefeated in the UFC and defeated Alistair Overeem final weekend in UFC 218 by first-round knockout. The 31-year-old has not lost a fight. Here is an updated look at the card.
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Francis Ngannouo — for heavyweight title
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Volkan Oezdemir — to get 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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