UFC 225 Weigh-in Results: Yoel Romero Misses Weight for Title Fight

UFC 225 Full Official Weigh-in Video: Whittaker Makes the Mark; Romero Does Not

It would make me upset if my opponent missed weight because I believe making weight is half the job; if you don't make 84.5 [kilos, 186lbs] then we're not in the same weight division. Romero was patient as he picked his blows, throwing them all with power, of course, but struggling to land clean. This will be his second UFC fight ever.

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. Romero went for the takedown, but nothing doing.

"I think suspensions are in order, I really do", Whittaker said, per Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole. Romero seemed to have a quick takedown, but Whittaker knew he couldn't stay there, crawling to his feet and working the clinch until the bell.

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However, if Dos Anjos can tap into his Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu background and keep Covington at bay with powerful kicks, he will stand a great chance at winning and giving backers a payoff.

Romero looked to be more aggressive. Whittaker landed jab after jab on the feet, but Romero simply shook it off and continued seeking the big punch on the feet. He immediately turtled up and defend his head as Romero tried to punch away at the body and head. However, in a close fight, volume has a favorable effect on the judges' scorecards. The former Olympic silver medalist missed weight by over two pounds earlier this year ahead of a planned encounter with Luke Rockhold for the interim belt. Whittaker returned to his feet, but was dumped back down.

Whittaker, despite being encumbered by a leg injury, won by unanimous decision when the two squared off in the Octagon at UFC 213 in July 2017.

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