UFC is back with its UFC 271 PPV. The event takes place this weekend at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The five-bout main card gets started at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 12 and will be highlighted by Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2 for the middleweight title. The early prelims will get started at 6:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+ with William Knight and Maxim Grishin competing as heavyweights.
Originally supposed to be contested as a light heavyweight matchup, Knight missed the required weight by 12 pounds pushing this one into a heavyweight bout. As a result, he has forfeited 40% of his purse for the fight. This is the first time the 33-year-old has missed weight in his career. Knight enters with an 11-2 record and has won his last two fights. Most recently, he defeated Alonzo Menifield in December of 2021 by unanimous decision. He is the underdog with +145 odds.
Grishin has a 31-9-2 professional fighting career and is in need of a big win if he wants to make one more push for gold in his career. He is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Justin Jacoby in February of 2021 and it has been nearly a year since he has fought. The rust shouldn't be too much to shake off as he is the -165 odds favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.
The full event will get started with the early prelims at 6 p.m. ET followed by the prelims at 8 p.m. The main card for UFC 271 will be live streamed on ESPN+ PPV, which will cost $69.99 for the full card. The link provides an option for simply buying the card or buying the Disney Plus bundle that includes Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+.
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