UFC 221: Yoel Romero KOs Luke Rockhold with two vicious left hands

12 February, 2018, 01:30 | Author: Anita Tucker
  • UFC 221 Predictions: Yoel Romero vs. Luke Rockhold 2/10/18

Cuban Yoel Romero has shaken off his weigh-in farce to beat American Luke Rockhold with a stunning TKO in their middleweight showdown at UFC 221 in Perth. But then, Whittaker was forced off the UFC 221 event with adult chicken pox and staph infection, and Romero took his place in an interim title fight. Rockhold, who I think is the best fighter in his division, will be looking to win this one to get himself a shot at the belt. It was close to even through two rounds before Romero dropped Rockhold with a left hand behind the ear early in the third. Whittaker has the unenviable task of defeating Romero for an interim title, and now defeating him again in an immediate rematch in his first defense.

Australians were victorious in the first three fights on the main card, as Tai Tuivasa, Jake Matthews and Tyson Pedro picked up wins. I thought the fight itself was pretty dynamic. The round mostly consisted of Rockhold attempting to use his kicks to cover range and Romero using flurries in order to try and hurt Rockhold, before becoming more passive. Whittaker won and was then elevated to official champion late previous year after St-Pierre beat Bisping and immediately dropped the belt.

"I'm so sorry for Robert Whittaker", Romero said post-victory. It happens, and hopefully Whittaker will be healthy and return soon.

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Romero, 40, has won nine of 10 fights in the UFC, and is now coming off a third-round knockout over the former, clear cut No. 1 contender.

But the 26-year old American played it wisely and changed things up, taking Hunt down to the canvas, where the two spent most of the remainder of the fight as Blaydes superior fitness eventually told, the judges scoring it 30-26, 30-26 and 29-27 in the USA fighter's favour. "I'm very happy. I want to fight for the belt". He also did the UFC a solid by taking the fight with Rockhold on a month's notice, which has to be considered.

Afterward, Romero left the Octagon with his arms over the shoulders of two of his team members and appeared to put no weight on his right leg. But this is a sport, and part of the sport is making weight.

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Had Romero made weight, I would have likely leaned toward him.

"It seems to make intuitive sense - the No.1 and No.2 competing", UFC senior vice president David Shaw said.

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