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. No UFC fighter had missed weight for a title fight since Travis Lutter at UFC 67 almost 11 years ago.
The bout went the distance but with no belt on the line. At this time, it is unclear if he will the fight will proceed and what terms might be negotiated if so.
Romero (13-2), meanwhile, was sharp in his last outing on February 10, knocking out former middleweight champ Luke Rockhold with a crushing left hand.
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Whittaker opened strong, immediately attacking Romero's lead leg with side kicks before establishing a solid jab.
So, for the second consecutive fight, Romero will be in a planned championship bout without the opportunity to claim the title. Throughout his career, Romero has displayed a penchant for acting lackadaisical and weird in the first two rounds of his fights before exploding into a terrifying mauling machine in the third.
Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Whittaker's title defense against Romero at UFC 225. What has become par for the course with Romero saw the Cuban fight in spurts in an effort to conserve energy. All three judges scored the fight for Tuivasa via identical 29-28 scores. Covington controlled the five-round title fight by outstriking the former lightweight champ.
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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. "The Truth" stung Brooks on the feet, then landed in his guard, where he punched him at will for two full minutes, leaving his face a swollen, bruised mess.
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