UFC 221 fight card -- Start time for Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero, complete guide

UFC 221 is getting underway from Perth, Australia, early on Sunday morning. After a near-fiasco on Saturday when main event participant Yoel Romero missed weight by over two pounds, the show will go on as scheduled with his opponent, Luke Rockhold, taking a portion of his pay check.

Once the two stepped off the scale, things appeared to escalate even more with Rockhold prodding Romero for missing weight, something Rockhold says is typical of the Cuban.

All of this after losing its scheduled main event when it was discovered that current middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was battling a staph infection in his stomach, forcing him out of action near his home country of New Zealand.

But as it stands, we will still get to see two fighters that have been near the top of the division for a few years now and were almost destined to fight eventually.

In the co-main event, a heavyweight battle will take place between veteran Mark Hunt and UFC up-and-comer Curtis Blaydes, who has emerged victorious in his last four fights since losing in his debut with the company. So, all hope may not be lost for the UFC 221 card we'll see on Saturday night. 

Below you'll find all the information you need heading into Saturday's UFC 221 main card in Australia. 

UFC 221 main card viewing information

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Location: Perth Arena -- Perth, Australia
Channel: PPV (check provider)
Stream: UFC.TV 

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UFC 221 main card, odds

FavoriteUnderdog Weight Class

Luke Rockhold (-160)

Yoel Romero (+130)

Interim middleweight title

Curtis Blaydes (-165) 

Mark Hunt (+135)


Tai Tuivasa (-300) 

Cyril Asker (+230)


Li Jingliang (-205) 

Jake Matthews (+165)


Tyson Pedro (-275)

Saparbek Safarov (+215)

Light Heavyweight

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