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Whittaker favoured in non-title rematch with Romero for UFC 225

10 June, 2018, 06:29 | Author: Greg Wolfe
  • UFC 225 Full Official Weigh-in Video: Whittaker Makes the Mark; Romero Does Not

Robert Whittaker will have to wait to defend his middleweight title after his bout against Yoel Romero was axed to a non-title fight after the challenger failed to make the weight. Whittaker's belt will not be on the line and Romero was fined for coming in at 185.2 pounds his second chance on the scale.

Whittaker weighed in bang on the limit.

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"I missed weight but the situation is very complicated", Romero said.

Because of failing to make weight, Romero will not be eligible to win the title.

Whittaker (19-4) became the interim champion just under a year ago with his gruelling unanimous decision victory over Romero (13-2).

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

Romero was granted two hours to see if he could lose that last pound but did not show up until 10 minutes before the cut-off point. "And number two, no, I would not go".

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