The black belt in hapkido, karate, Tuf Ww tournament winner and current Ufc Mw champion Robert Whittaker entered this fight with a professional mma record of 19-4-0 (74% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Georges St Pierre). He suffered two consecutive losses between 2013 and 2014, against Court McGee (McGee vs Whittaker) and Stephen Thompson (Whittaker vs Thompson), but then he has won eight bouts defeating Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza (Jacare vs Whittaker) and Yoel Romero in 2017 (Yoel Romero vs Robert Whittaker I).
His opponent, the former Olympian wrestler Yoel Romero Palacio, has an official record of 13-2-0 (85% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class. Before losing to Robert Whittaker last year he had beat Chris Weidman in 2016 (Weidman vs Romero) and he has defeated also Luke Rockhold in 2018 (Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold). Whittaker vs Romero 2, main event of Ufc 225, is valid for the Ufc middleweight title (non-title bout for Romero since he missed weight for 0.2 lbs). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 225: Whittaker vs Romero 2
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Title: UFC Middleweight Championship
UFC 225 fight card (main fights):
Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero 2
Rafael dos Anjos vs Colby Covington
Holly Holm vs Megan Anderson
Andrei Arlovski vs Tai Tuivasa
CM Punk vs Mike Jackson
Alistair Overeem vs Curtis Blaydes
Ricardo Lamas vs Mirsad Bektic
Joseph Benavidez vs Sergio Pettis
Whittaker’s previous fight: Yoel Romero vs Robert Whittaker I
Romero’s previous fight: Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold
Whittaker vs Romero Fight Video:
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