UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will still square off with Yoel Romero in the headliner of tonight’s UFC 225 event in Chicago.
However, because Yoel Romero missed weight by .2 lbs on Friday, he will not be eligible to win the promotions coveted middleweight championship.
The UFC released an official statement regarding tonight’s five-round non-title fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker earlier today on UFC.com.
“UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will face #1 contender Yoel Romero in a five-round main event. Romero, who missed weight on Friday by .2 lbs., will not be eligible to win the title.
This is a highly-anticipated rematch as the two heavy-hitters meet up again following their 2017 bout that ended with Whittaker claiming a victory by unanimous decision.
UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero is one of the most stacked cards of the organization’s history with the first bout kicking off at 5:15pm CT at the United Center on Saturday night.”
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