Whittaker Faces Romero as Betting Favorite on UFC 225 Odds

10 June, 2018, 09:55 | Author: Austin Daniel
  • Yoel Romero Daniel Cormier

Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero tangle during their previous bout in Las Vegas last July.

Romero was supposed to fight Luke Rockhold for the interim middleweight title at UFC 221.

The bout went the distance but with no belt on the line. In the fifth, Romero controlled the round, bring down Whittaker with a series of left hands, then pounded with a right hand. After a conservative start, Romero dropped Whittaker with a right hand early in the third round.

However, because Yoel Romero missed weight by.2 lbs on Friday, he will not be eligible to win the promotions coveted middleweight championship.

Outside of Francis Ngannou, Romero is probably the scariest fighter on the UFC roster.

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"It's going to be a five-round fight". His run also featured six knockout victories and four bonuses, including the Performance of the Night following his third-round KO of former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman that paid out on plus-175 odds at UFC 205.

And because it wasn't a title fight, the UFC should be extra grateful that Whittaker ended up beating Romero. Whittaker regained control in the fourth, but Romero landed a hard left and right late in the round. Tuivasa Bests ArlovskiTai Tuivasa (8-0) cleared a major hurdle, as one of the heavyweight division's most promising young prospects defeated former champion Andrei Arlovski (27-16) via unanimous decision. "Why would I? I might as well fight someone heavier than me".

In the co-main event, Colby Covington (-130) is a narrow, nominal favorite against Rafael dos Anjos (+110) as they vie for the interim welterweight title. All three judges scored it 29-28.

Holly Holm (-210) is favored against UFC debutante Megan Anderson (+180) in what amounts to a women's featherweight title eliminator. That includes moments with former WWE superstar CM Punk, who tackles Mike Jackson from inside the United Center in Chicago. Jackson peppered Punk (0-2) with punches to the face throughout the fight and won in a lacklustre unanimous decision.

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