Yoel Romero fails to make weight ahead of interim UFC middleweight title fight against Luke Rockhold

MMA


Yoel Romero missed weight ahead of his UFC 221 headliner against Luke Rockhold, and as a result, will not be eligible to win the interim middleweight title Sunday in Perth, Australia.

Romero (12-2) could not make the 185-pound limit at Saturday’s weigh-in. He initially came in at 188.5 pounds and had two hours to drop the remaining pounds. When he stepped back on the scale, he weighed in at 187.7 pounds.

The two will remain on the card. If Rockhold wins, he’ll be the interim champ, according to UFC president Dana White.

“Romero took this fight on short notice when [Robert] Whittaker fell out, and he didn’t get a full camp,” White said. “I appreciate him stepping up and taking the fight.”

Rockhold (16-3) is coming off a second-round TKO win against David Branch in September. He hopes to rebound from a decision loss to Whittaker last July. He previously won eight consecutive bouts.

Heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt and rising contender Curtis Blaydes are also on Sunday’s card.



Source link

Articles You May Like

Pressure on every Manchester United player not just Paul Pogba Mourinho
Irfan, Sangakkara fashion Multan win on PSL debut
Ismail's five-for keeps series alive for South Africa
Aric Almirola 11th place finish at Daytona 500 a sign move to Stewart-Haas Racing was the right one
Five moves each AFC team should make in 2018 NFL offseason for trades, free agency, cuts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *