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Whittaker Makes the Mark; Romero Does Not

10 June, 2018, 06:28 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Yoel Romero Robert Whittaker

No title fight for the main event but talks are ongoing about salvaging the fight.

The path to UFC 225 has been winding, to say the least.

Now fully healthy, Whittaker will be aiming to lift his professional MMA record to 20-4 with a second straight victory over Romero, the No. 1 contender in the UFC middleweight division.

The 27-year-old from Sydney was promoted to undisputed champion in December when Canadian great Georges St Pierre vacated his belt.

"I came for a five round fight, I travelled very far to fight", he said.

Because of failing to make weight, Romero will not be eligible to win the title.

Now recovered from a staph infection and a nasty case of chickenpox, Whittaker is ready to get back in the Octagon with the "Soldier of God".

"He's a tough guy and then I got exhausted and he was still tough but I wasn't hitting as hard". "Why would I? I might as well fight someone heavier than me".

The two fighters were introduced and faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins later Friday. As you know, life isn't about winning and losing.

Title contender Yoel Romero is not happy with the IL commission. Whittaker will handle Romero, dealing him a second loss in the series and allowing him to move on to the next challenge.

"He is too tough, he hits too hard and he's too good". Romero won via third round knockout.

He struggled to take Whittaker down in their first fight, however, and the Australian is not expecting much to change.

CM Punk has been making headlines all week thanks to his trial with WWE Dr. Chris Amann, and his big fight against Mike Jackson which is set to take place at UFC 225.

"I just don't see it".

Holly Holm (-210) is favored against UFC debutante Megan Anderson (+180) in what amounts to a women's featherweight title eliminator.



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