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

10 June, 2018, 08:57 | Author: Kristine Mills
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During yesterday's FS2 weigh-in show for UFC 225, newly retired former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping had some harsh words for originally scheduled title challenger Yoel Romero. This will be his second UFC fight ever.

At his peak, Whittaker is a well-rounded fighter, combining high-volume striking - especially to opponents' heads - with a strong takedown defense. A jab was there for Whittaker near the end of the round.

Whittaker-Romero still should be a scintillating headliner. Romero was patient as he picked his blows, throwing them all with power, of course, but struggling to land clean. A left hand over the top was there for Whittaker. Swelling formed on the right eye of Romero.

Romero, 41, did his best to do just that. He couldn't immediately escape to safety, and Romero stayed in tight, controlling him against the cage and then unleashing a barrage of punches. An elbow was there for Whittaker. He missed the mark by 3.7 pounds. The action was incredibly intense, and neither man would give.

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Romero was clearly exhausted between rounds, and he was again stoic to start the fourth. "The Reaper" chopped away at the front leg of Romero. Romero's mouth was wide open as he moved around the cage, but when he did unleash his punches, it was with vicious intentions.

Romero looked to be more aggressive.

What are your thoughts on Romero's comments? Romero went for a spinning backfist. He landed a number of shots to the body and head. However, in a close fight, volume has a favorable effect on the judges' scorecards. Romero blocked a high kick. It's a rematch of a contest from last July in which Whittaker (20-4) battled through a knee injury to eke out a unanimous 48-47 decision.

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