UFC 225: How Can The Promotion Ever Trust Yoel Romero Again?

Hope Soto
June 10, 2018

The 41-year-old Cuban failed to hit the middleweight championship mark of 185 on Friday, and came in just over on his second attempt.

As well, former WWE superstar CM Punk makes his first octagon appearance in nearly two years as he takes on fellow welterweight Mike Jackson as a plus-175 underdog, while Holly Holm vies for a second win in six fights as she takes on Megan Anderson as a minus-225 favourite in a clash of women's featherweights.

For Whittaker, the wait for his first title defence has started all over again. The bout went ahead, with only Rockhold eligible for the title.

"The main event is on".

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It's the second consecutive bout for which Romero (13-2) has missed weight.

At the time of writing, the terms of the contest are not clear but UFC President Dana White confirmed that the fight will take place while it remains to be seen whether a title will be on the line, whether it will be the main event or how many rounds it will be.

"There wouldn't be a fight", Whittaker said. "I'm refueling and getting ready for a fight". What does it matter if you are not going to make weight? The Illinois State Athletic Commission afforded him two additional hours to make the 185-pound weight limit, but Romero came up short at 185.2 pounds. He also missed weight for his interim middleweight title fight against former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold that served as the main event of the UFC 221 pay-per-view event at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.

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