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Yoel Romero vs Robert Whittaker full fight video preview for UFC 213 co-main event

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contenders Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will collide for the interim strap at tonight’s (Sat., July 8, 2017) UFC 213 pay-per-view (PPV) event inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Romero (13-1) was expected to earn the next crack at the division crown; however, Georges St-Pierre came off the bench to challenge reigning champion Michael Bisping — who then got hurt — leaving “Soldier of God” without an opponent.

Whittaker (18-4) eagerly took that spot after violently inserting himself into the 185-pound title chase, courtesy of his blistering, second-round knockout victory over top contender Ronaldo Souza last April.

Check out their fight video preview above. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 213 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

To see who else is fighting at UFC 213 click here.

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