An exciting bantamweight match-up is set for February’s UFC 271.
ESPN Deportes was first to report the news that Kyler Phillips will fight Marcelo Rojo on February 12 at the PPV event. Both fighters would confirm the booking on social media.
Phillips (9-2) suffered his first UFC loss in his last outing when Raulian Paiva defeated him via majority decision. The loss snapped a four-fight winning streak with notable victories over Song Yadong and Cameron Else. Phillips lost his top 15 ranking in his last outing as well.
Rojo (16-7) has had terrible luck the past few months with opponents pulling out of fights, including Kevin Croom, Jonathan Martinez, and Daniel Santos. “Pitbull” made his UFC debut on short notice against Charles Jourdain in March. The pair would put on a fantastic fight which would be robbed of Fight of the Night honors. Rojo would end up getting finished in the third round. The long-time Combate fighter will be looking to get his first UFC win against Phillips.
No location, venue, or broadcast plan has been officially announced for the February 12 UFC pay-per-view. However, the highly anticipated middleweight championship rematch between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker is rumored to headline the event.
UFC 271 currently looks like this:
- Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Sergey Morozov
- AJ Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun
- Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo