UFC 225: Australia's Robert Whittaker primed for Yoel Romero fight

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker says he is in best shape ever before his UFC return bout with Yoel Romero

In laymen's terms, if one were to bet $1 on Mike Jackson they could win an additional.53 cents; however, if a $1 bet was placed on a winning CM Punk, the bettor would take home an additional $1.55. "Everything goes on as usual", UFC president Dana White said.

His first attempt was made at 186 pounds, and at his second attempt, he was still.2 pounds over the mark. Under the rules of the Illinois State Athletic Commission, Romero was allowed two hours to cut one pound.

Even as the ceremonial weigh-ins got started late on Friday evening, nobody was quite sure of the status of the fight but, after the final face-off, it was confirmed that both Whittaker and Romero would share the Octagon on Saturday night. "And the commission makes this mistake". He was scheduled to fight Luke Rockhold for an interim title at UFC 221 in February but came in at 187.7 pounds. "Absolutely it's on. (Romero) missed by 0.2 (lbs)", White said on the official weigh-in broadcast. The bout was eventually salvaged.

Romero earned a third-round KO victory as a plus-150 underdog, but was deemed ineligible to claim the belt after failing to make weight. Romero knocked out Rockhold in the second round. He jokingly responded that it's a "long flight" from his home in Australia and added, "I'm fighting somebody".

Romero was given an hour to lose the weight he needed but failed to make it for the UFC 225 event tomorrow. Meanwhile, the interim welterweight title will be on the line as Rafael dos Anjos (169) finally meets Colby Covington (169) in the co-main event.



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