Romero misses weight for UFC 225 main event

UFC 225 Full Official Weigh-in Video: Whittaker Makes the Mark; Romero Does Not

UFC 225 Full Official Weigh-in Video: Whittaker Makes the Mark; Romero Does Not

The main event at UFC 225 has been thrown into serious doubt after Cuban challenger Yoel Romero twice missed weight for his slated middleweight title fight with Robert Whittaker.

Punk was defeated by Mike Jackson via unanimous decision following the third round at UFC 225 in Chicago. The Australian fighter has not fought since then. Whittaker, who is defending his belt, would be the only fighter capable of winning/retaining the title on the night if the fight goes ahead. 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. However, in a close fight, volume has a favorable effect on the judges' scorecards.

Whittaker was named the official middleweight champion after Canadian fighter Georges St-Pierre vacated the title after his win over English fighter Michael Bisping in November a year ago at UFC 217. That suggests there is potential for a stoppage.

"It's going to be a five-round fight".

Anderson (8-2) is the bigger and more powerful striker, but Holm has sharpened her skills over years of boxing and kickboxing.

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Breakout Sydney heavyweight Tai Tuivasa (7-0) faces his toughest test yet in Andrei Arlovski (27-15), a veteran of 25 UFC fights.

Romero is a world-class wrestler with knockout power and a physique that belies his age of 41.

The hugely divisive Colby Covington takes on Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos having called Brazilians "filthy animals" and CM Punk of WWE fame steps into the octagon for the second time.

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