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

Robert Whittaker left punches Yoel Romero in their interim UFC middleweight championship bout Las Vegas last July

Robert Whittaker left punches Yoel Romero in their interim UFC middleweight championship bout Las Vegas last July

The main event is positioned on top of arguably the most exciting card of action the UFC have put together this year.

Whittaker has landed at least one knockdown in six of his 12 career UFC fights, while Romero has had at least one in six of his 11 starts in UFC and Strikeforce.

Romero initially came in at 186lbs and was given an additional hour to get down to 185lbs for the much-anticipated rematch but he could only get as low as 185.2lbs, meaning he was ineligible to fight for the title.

The main event at UFC 225 has been thrown into serious doubt after Cuban challenger Yoel Romero twice missed weight for his slated middleweight title fight with Robert Whittaker.

"I missed weight but the situation is very complicated", Romero said.

The fight will still take place, and Whittaker will retain his title if he wins.

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. It's not only a fight for a fight - I want to fight for the title. What does it matter if you are not going to make weight?

We'll update the post if anything interesting is said during the post-fight press conference. "I don't know why the commission didn't give me two hours".

The 41-year-old Cuban's recent struggles come on the heels of an eight-fight win streak that began with an impressive opening-round KO of Clifford Starks in his promotional debut at UFC on Fox 7 in January 2013.

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