Backstage News on CM Punk's UFC Fight Tonight

10 June, 2018, 09:52 | Author: Ann Santiago
  • UFC 225 Full Official Weigh-in Video: Whittaker Makes the Mark; Romero Does Not

New Zealand-born Whittaker beat Romero by split decision at UFC 225, after the Cuban failed to make the weight limit.

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

CHICAGO - Nearly one year ago, Robert Whittaker defeated Yoel Romero to win the UFC's interim middleweight champion with a bad leg.

He was rocked by Romero again with less than 30 seconds left in the penultimate frame. After a conservative start, Romero dropped Whittaker with a right hand early in the third round. But then, it was a championship fight; fighters just don't miss weight for title fights.

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Ahead of his UFC 225 fight against Mike Jackson tonight, CM Punk did the media rounds this week and discussed a variety of topics, including his win over WWE doctor Chris Amann in court this week, and his future after UFC 225.

However, Whittaker posted to Twitter following the weigh-in, with his message all but confirming his intention to fight Romero.

Bisping continued, saying he believes the Illinois Athletic Commission should have given Romero more time to get down to 185, adding "Forgive me for being crude, but you can go to the bathroom and get rid of that (0.2 pounds) pretty quick".

Whittaker, of Australia, survived the third, despite an onslaught of offense from Romero. Now that he is on the sidelines working more and more with FOX Sports, the former UFC middleweight champion remains that way. "Chaos" won the fight largely by outdoing dos Anjos at his own game: employing a relentless, hyper-aggressive wrestling attack against the fence in all five rounds, never appearing to allow "RDA" space or time to breathe. Holly Holm (12-4), former bantamweight champ, was impressive with her pound and ground game beating Megan Anderson (8-3) in a unanimous decision. However, in a close fight, volume has a favorable effect on the judges' scorecards. On Friday, he came in at 185.2 for his title fight with Robert Whittaker, forcing it to be a non-title fight affair.

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