The promotion’s Japanese Twitter account confirmed the pairing on
Tuesday evening. UFC 221 takes place at Perth Arena in Perth,
Australia on Feb. 10 and is headlined by a middleweight
championship clash between Robert
Whittaker and Luke
Ishihara has compiled a 3-2-1 mark in the Octagon, including a
unanimous decision triumph over Rolando Dy in
his most recent outing at UFC Fight Night 117 on Sept. 22. The Team
Alpha Male product has competed solely at 145 pounds in the UFC but
fought at bantamweight for the Shooto organization in Japan.
After losing his Octagon debut, Quinonez has won his last three UFC
appearances. Most recently, “El Teco” captured a unanimous decision
against Diego Rivas
at UFC Fight Night 114 on Aug. 5.