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Yoel Romero Misses Weight And Won’t Fight For Championship At UFC225

09 June, 2018, 20:39 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Yoel Romero Robert Whittaker

UFC main event fights in pay-per-view events have been dropping like flies these past few months and UFC 225 is no different. Ahead of his scheduled bout with undisputed middleweight champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 on Saturday in Chicago, Romero once again failed to make the required 185 pounds during the early weigh-in on Friday.

The event can remain a PPV, however, as UFC interim welterweight title contenders Rafael Dos Anjos and Colby Covington both made championship weight for their bout.

However, as the ceremonial weigh-ins begun, we quickly learned that the main event would go on but just as a non-title fight.

"It's great in one sense, that Rob can't lose the belt but obviously we wanted to fight for the title". After falling to Whittaker last July, "Soldier of God" stepped up in place of the injured Whittaker to battle Rockhold for the interim title at UFC 221.

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


Camera IconCan Robert Whittaker overcome Yoel Romero? But you can't miss weight twice on two title fights and still think you're running the show. "I think the punishment should be more severe and they should force people to move up in weight if they can't make it". "I'm refueling and getting ready for a fight".

As a result, New Zealand-fighter Whittaker will have to wait to defend his title after last fighting nearly a year ago in July.

"But I tell you what, I've got a bag of new tricks that I'm looking forward to bringing out and throwing at him".

Gold Coast fighter Megan Anderson makes her debut against Holly Holm, a former champion best known for knocking out Ronda Rousey in Melbourne in 2015.

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