Another former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) titleholder looked to get back into the win column last night (Sat., Nov. 12, 2016) at UFC 205 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from Madison Square Garden in New York City, N.Y., as Chris Weidman met Yoel Romero in an ultra-important middleweight scrap. It was Weidman's first appearance since losing his title to Luke Rockhold back at UFC 194 and Romero's first Octagon action since getting snagged by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
After Weidman dictated the pace of the fight in the first with leg kicks and cautious movement, Romero controlled all the action in Round 2. And after catching Weidman with a blistering knee in the third round, Romero pounced on the battered former champ and secured an impressive TKO victory. Weidman remained on the canvas for a few minutes as blood dripped down his head.
The full video highlights can be seen above courtesy of UFC.
With this win, Romero immediately locks down a title shot with current champion Michael Bisping. Considering the Cuban just smashed one of the best middleweights of the past five years, "The Count" has his work cut out for him.
For complete UFC 205 results and coverage click here.