UFC 225 Embedded: Yoel Romero Puts Headlining Bout at Risk

10 June, 2018, 08:56 | Author: Julian Swanson
  • UFC 225 Full Official Weigh-in Video: Whittaker Makes the Mark; Romero Does Not

Whittaker won that meeting in a unanimous decision.

The UFC takes center stage in Chicago on Saturday night at United Center in one of the most stacked cards in recent memory for UFC 225. "Making weight sucks. But you can't miss weight twice on two title fights and still think you're running the show".

The big story thus far this week was the fact that Romero missed weight on Friday (June 8, 2018) for his rematch against UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in the main event of the upcoming UFC 225 pay-per-view event. But the fight, however, is still on and will be a five-rounder.

Whittaker, of Australia, survived the third, despite an onslaught of offense from Romero.

In the end, it was Whittaker he did enough to take the win via split decision, 47-48, 48-47 and 48-47.

Romero enters the octagon as a plus-200 underdog on Saturday.

Romero continued to walk forward, and a leaping left hand landed clean and sent Whittaker crashing to the floor.

This marks the second time in a row that Romero has missed weight for a fight. Dos Anjos (28-9) has been superb in his three fights since moving up from the lightweight division. Expect little retreating in what should be a terrific action fight.

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

The generation gap is hard to ignore in the heavyweight matchup between Tai Tuivasa (-250) and Andrei Arlovski (+210).

In the opener on the main card, welterweight Mike Jackson (-200) is favored against CM Punk (+170) in a matchup that is as blank a slate as it gets, due to each man's inexperience in UFC.

Recommended:



Popular

United States evacuates more staff from China over mysterious illness
In 2016, 24 people - all embassy workers and their families there - suffered the same symptoms at the US embassy in Havana, Cuba. It is also the only USA diplomatic installation in China authorized to process immigrant visas and handle adoptions.

PM's statement prior to his departure to Qingdao in China
Modi also said that an "Asia of rivalry" will hold the region back while an Asia of cooperation will shape the current century. The two leaders agreed to maintain strategic communications and meet on the sidelines of worldwide meetings.

EA's new subscription service Origin Access Premier announced at E3 2018
EA didn't provide any specifics on how much the service will cost, and only mentioned that it will be launching later this summer. The trailer above features games from publishers like Warner Bros. and also feature indie games like Inside and Abzu .

Justify wins Belmont Stakes, captures esteemed Triple Crown
Justify has already clinched victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes , the first two races in the Triple Crown. Over a decade later, Smith is one win away from a Triple Crown thanks to Baffert's belief in the jockey.

I'm on the mend, Mohamed Salah tells Egyptian President al-Sisi
Belgium star Eden Hazard said he will support Egypt at the World Cup for his friend Mohamed Salah following Wednesday's worldwide friendly.

Save $30 on Amazon's New Fire TV Cube
Plus, for a limited time, customers can pre-order Fire TV Cube and Amazon Cloud Cam together for $199.98 - a $40 savings. Then imagine that control plugged into your TV so you can control everything plugged in there with your voice as well.

Scott Pruitt Might Be the Cheapest Crook of All
Apparently, Wilcox has had a rough day answering questions about the impending departure of EPA aide Millan Hupp. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) called on Pruitt to resign immediately.

Experimental breast cancer treatment allows Florida woman to return to normal life
Postal Service's breast cancer stamp enabled a landmark study that showed which women need chemo and which do not. A 21-gene test called Oncotype Dx that has been around since 2004 has helped guide some decisions, post-surgery.

Manchester United agree £52m Fred fee with Shakhtar Donetsk
The Brazilian is set to replace Michael Carrick who retired to join the United backroom staff at the end of last season. United might not yet be finished with transfer activity prior to the June 14 kickoff of the World Cup.

Dejected Serena Williams waits to learn extent of injury blow
The possibility of Williams facing Sharapova had been grabbing attention since the draw was made at Roland Garros 10 days ago. Her game matches so well against mine, and it is hard , because like I keep saying, I've given up so much to be here".