The UFC Middleweight Division Is A Mess

UFC 221 Predictions: Yoel Romero vs. Luke Rockhold 2/10/18

UFC 221 Predictions: Yoel Romero vs. Luke Rockhold 2/10/18

Romero vs. Rockhold, presented by AirAsia, kicked into high gear as athletes from the main and co-main events warmed up with an open workout session at Elizabeth Quay, Perth, ahead of this Sundays pay-per-view event.

Robert Whittaker was originally expected to face Georges St-Pierre for the title, but St-Pierre vacated it and Whittaker, the interim champion, became the undisputed champion.

In other action, UFC veteran and Aussie favourite Mark Hunt was beaten via a unanimous decision by Curtis Blaydes in their heavyweight contest.

Both fighters were taken to hospital after the bout at Perth Arena.

Round two began with Romero more aggressive.

Yoel Romero scored a vicious knockout of former champion Luke Rockhold in what was supposed to be an interim title fight at UFC 221 on Saturday night in Perth, Australia.

There certainly were some hard impacts during the early stages of the fight as Rockhold landed several hard low kicks that Romero appeared to check, though at the time it seemed as if Rockhold had come off second best as he was left bleeding from his shin.

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However, after Whittaker pulled out of UFC 221, he gets another chance at UFC gold and then, if he can get past Luke Rockhold, Whittaker.

Romero hit the accelerator button in the 3rd round of the fight and finished off his American opponent with a combination which was plastered all over the internet.

The Cuban wrestler has plenty of impressive wins in the middleweight division, with his only loss in the last five years coming at the hands of Whittaker in a closer five-round decision for the belt.

"Typical. Par for the course with Yoel Romero", Rockhold responded, later posting on Twitter: "Should have be doing the salsa in the sauna". Although these weren't massive fights for the mainstream audience or perhaps even some hardcore fans, this is exactly why these three were on the main card.

The event featured the 12-fight bill, marking the debut of Ultimate Fighting Championship in Western Australia.

But Romero's weigh-in farce on Saturday took a lot of gloss off his win.

- Tyson Pedro def. Saparbek Safarov, light heavyweights, submission, first round (3:54).

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