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William Knight to fight Maxim Grishin at UFC 271 after Ed Herman withdraws

UFC 271 is now closer than ever as January is nearly over. The event will take place on February 12 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. A middleweight championship bout between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker will headline the event.

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The UFC has set a new fight for the UFC 271 event, in the preliminary card. William Knight will fight Maxim Grishin in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 271 after Ed Herman withdrew for unknown reasons.

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William Knight took the short notice and currently appears to be in excellent shape. The ‘Knightmare’ has won four of its last five fights. The last octagon appearance he had was at UFC Vegas 44. He faced Alonzo Menifield and won the fight via unanimous decision.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 04: William Knight reacts after his victory over Alonzo Menifield in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 04, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

He has won nine of his eleven fights by knockout and is an exciting fighter to watch.

His opponent, 37-year-old MMA veteran Maxim Grishin is coming off a loss to Dustin Jacoby at UFC Vegas 20. He has won just two of his last five fights and is looking to make a statement at UFC 271 in February.

The two fighters are extremely different in their fighting styles. However, Knight appears to be more active and has been in better shape on paper than his Russian opponent.

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UFC 271: Main Card

UFC 271 offers some exciting fights for fight fans, with the biggest being Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2. The third heavyweight contender, Derrick Lewis, will also return in February and take on Tai Tuivasa.

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Jared Cannonier will face Derek Brunson in a middleweight bout. In bantamweight, Kyler Phillips will face Argentinian Marcelo Rojo. Bobby Green will face German lightweight fighter, Nasrat Haqparast.

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