Yoel Romero Misses Weight (Again), But UFC 225 Main Event Still On

Yoel Romero Misses Weight (Again), But UFC 225 Main Event Still On

UFC main event fights in pay-per-view events have been dropping like flies these past few months and UFC 225 is no different.

Robert Whittaker will have to wait to defend his middleweight title after his bout against Yoel Romero was axed to a non-title fight after the challenger failed to make the weight.

The rest of the fighters on the card also made weight for the Saturday, June 9, event.

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

A win in Chicago, even without the belt on the line, should remove any doubts about his credentials as the undisputed king of the division.

Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting is reporting that Whittaker is still up for the contest, while Romero's team still has yet to make a decision.

"It's very hard. We come here to fight for the title", Romero said.

Illness forced him out of his first scheduled title defence in Perth in February - and Romero took his place, setting up the rematch with a devastating knockout win. 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.

Looking significantly worst-for-wear, "The Soldier of God" once again stripped down and weighed in behind a towel.

Chief among the issues was Saturday's UFC 225 main event.

"I don't think he can change that drastically at his age and in this little amount of time before the fight", he said.

"I missed weight but the situation is very complicated", Romero said.

Australian Megan Anderson and her featherweight opponent - former bantamweight world champion Holly Holm - each logged the same weight.

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