Not off to the best start for the UFC 225 pay-per-view (PPV) event, as middleweight contender Yoel Romero missed weight for his Robert Whittaker title fight in tomorrow night’s (Sat., June 9, 2018) main event inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
History has a funny way of repeating itself.
“Soldier of God” came in at 186 pounds and needed two hours to make the 185-pound mark, but came up short by .2 pounds on his second attempt. Romero was not afforded the one-pound allowance because his five-round showdown is for the championship title.
Here’s where stand:
UFC 225 PPV Main Event:
185 lbs.: UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker (185) vs. Yoel Romero (185.2*)
UFC 225 PPV Main Card:
170 lbs.: Colby Covington (169) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (169) for interim Welterweight title
145 lbs.: Megan Anderson (146) vs. Holly Holm (146)
265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski (249) vs. Tai Tuivasa (261)
170 lbs.: CM Punk (169) vs. Mike Jackson (170.5)
UFC 225 Prelims On FOX Sports 1:
265 lbs.: Curtis Blaydes (254) vs. Alistair Overeem (244)
115 lbs.: Carla Esparza (116) vs. Claudia Gadelha (116)
145 lbs.: Mirsad Bektic (146) vs. Ricardo Lamas (145)
265 lbs.: Rashad Coulter (247) vs. Chris De La Rocha (261)
UFC 225 Prelims On Fight Pass:
205 lbs.: Rashad Evans (205) vs. Anthony Smith (206)
125 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez (125.5) vs. Sergio Pettis (126)
155 lbs.: Clay Guida (154) vs. Charles Oliveira (155)
145 lbs.: Dan Ige (146) vs. Mike Santiago (145)
*Missed weight, details pending
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