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UFC 225: Yoel Romero misses weight for title fight with Robert Whittaker

Yoel Romero Fails to Make Weight vs. Robert Whittaker, UFC 225 Not for Title

He ascended to the undisputed middleweight championship after claiming the interim belt with a five-round unanimous decision victory over Romero as a minus-125 chalk at UFC 213 that extended his win streak to eight fights going into Saturday night's matchup at the United Center in Chicago. UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker easily hit the mark, but after a hard cut, his opponent, Yoel Romero did not.

Romero weighed in at 186 pounds on his first attempt and was granted an extra two hours to lose the one pound he needed to qualify for Saturday's middleweight title fight.

Camera IconCan Robert Whittaker overcome Yoel Romero?

The UFC did not announce whether the fight would continue, but the two fighters were introduced and faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins later on Friday. Romero won via third round knockout.

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"The last fight with him, 25 minutes I was trying to finish him", Whittaker said. Or really punish him for missing weight by pushing him down the line of contenders. At this time, it is unclear if he will the fight will proceed and what terms might be negotiated if so.

CM Punk is the underdog in his UFC 225 fight tonight against Mike Jackson.

This is the second consecutive fight in which Romero has missed weight. "I'm refueling and getting ready for a fight".

Australian Megan Anderson and her featherweight opponent - former bantamweight world champion Holly Holm - each logged the same weight.

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