The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, former Strikeforce and Ufc Mw champion Luke Rockhold entered this fight with a professional mma record of 16-3-0 (87% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Georges St Pierre). Rockhold fought twice against former Ufc Mw champion Michael Bisping winning their first bout in 2014 (Rockhold vs Bisping) but then he lost the rematch in 2016 (Rockhold vs Bisping 2); after this fight he came back to win in 2017 against David Branch (Luke Rockhold vs David Branch).
His opponent, Yoel Romero Palacio, has an official record of 12-2-0 (83% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. He beat Chris Weidman in 2016 (Weidman vs Romero) but then he was defeated by Robert Whittaker (Yoel Romero Palacio vs Robert Whittaker). Yoel Romero vs Rockhold, main event of the UFC 221, is valid for the interim UFC middleweight title (belt at stake only for Rockhold since at the weigh-ins Romero came in at 187.7 lbs, 2.7 pounds over the Mw limit). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 221: Romero vs Rockhold
Where: Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
Division: catchweight (187.7 lbs, 85.1 kg)
Title: interim UFC Middleweight Championship title
UFC 221 fight card (main fights):
Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold
Mark Hunt vs Curtis Blaydes
Tai Tuivasa vs Cyril Asker
Jingliang Li vs Jake Matthews
Tyson Pedro vs Saparbek Safarov
Jussier Formiga vs Ben Nguyen
Rockhold’s previous fight: Luke Rockhold vs David Branch
Romero’s previous fight: Yoel Romero vs Robert Whittaker
Romero’s next fight: Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero 2
Rockhold’s next fight: Luke Rockhold vs Jan Blachowicz
Rockhold vs Romero Fight Video:
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3 comments on “2018 MMA fight – Luke Rockhold vs Yoel Romero – fight Video UFC 221”
Happy this happened again to that douchebag c*ckhold. Angry that i got banned from an mma fb page because of an argument with a guy who said i dont know sheet abt fighting when i told him rockholds glass chin coupled with his low hands, chin up, tall flatfooted stiff stance, zero head movement, moving back and forth in totally straight lines – staying in centreline without repositioning using angles, and leaning for shots, looping them and reaching lunging and overcommitting would get him to this. Then a weak later a feather fisted bisping dropped him like a sack of potatoes and then branch nearly did the same and now romero ko’d him easy. First shot should have never even dropped him. He learnt nothing from henri hooft or hooft taught him nothing. Such an obvious hole in his game for someone who watches all fighting sports. Cant remember the page name or even the guys name cuz id make an alt account and go shove it in his face.
Rockhold’s nickname is officially”gatekeeper”
chin up, hands down -_- come on
Rockhold is one of the best all around fighters in mma today ..if not the best …
his down fall is his cockiness :/