In the main event of the UFC 225 tournament in Chicago, USA, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in a spectacular duel defeated Yoel Romero. Initially, it was a title on the stake of the meeting, but Romero failed weigh-in, exceeding the limit by 1 pound. At any outcome of the battle, the belt would remain in Whittaker's hands.
In Chicago before the UFC 225 Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero took part in the official weigh-in procedure. Whittaker successfully showed on the scales champion's weight - 185 pounds (83.9 kg), but Romero was unable to make the limit and showed 186 pounds (84.3 kg). After two hours, Yoel returned to the scales again, but showed 185.2 pounds, which is only 90 grams above the championship limit. The Athletic Commission did not provide a third attempt.
On June 9 at the United Center in Chicago, USA, at the grandiose fight show UFC 225, we will witness a huge card with two title fights and a lot of other interesting confrontations. In the main event in the middleweight division the young Australian champion Robert Whittaker will face the holder of the interim title the Cuban veteran Yoel Romero.
UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will defend his first title against interim title holder Joel Romero on June 9 at the UFC 225 tournament in Chicago. On the eve of the match, bookmakers name the representative of Australia as the favorite of this fight.