Whittaker earns split decision over Romero in back and forth war

Saturday, June 09, 2018

The main event of UFC 225 was supposed to feature a middleweight title rematch between champion Robert Whittaker and top contender Yoel Romero. Unfortunately Romero missed weight and the bout was contested in non-title matchup.

Forget the weight cuts, the title situation, and all the other assorted distractions: When Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero step into the cage, you’re going to see a classic.

Their UFC 225 main event on Saturday night took a right turn the day before, when Romero missed weight by two-tenths of a pound, turning the bout scheduled to be contested for Romero’s UFC middleweight title into a non-title fight.

But when Romero and Whittaker stepped into the cage at Chicago’s United Center, much like their previous bout at UFC 213 last summer, it was 25 minutes of magic. The duo threw down for 25 minutes of sensational action in one of the year’s best fights.

Whittaker got the better end of two out of three 48-47 scores to claim a split-decision victory.

source: mmafighting.com

Official Result: Robert Whittaker defeated Yoel Romero by Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

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