UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero went toe-to-toe with former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold over the weekend. Now the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has provided slow motion footage from Romero’s stunning knockout finish.
Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold threw down in the main event of UFC 221 on Saturday, Feb. 10, in an intense octagon war. The two mixed martial arts warriors were initially set to face off for the interim UFC middleweight title.
However, Romero missed weight for the match up. As a result, Rockhold was the only competitor eligible to earn the title.
Still, things did not go Rockhold’s way. Yoel Romero earned a crushing knockout finish over the former title holder in the third round. UFC President Dana White would later reveal that Romero had earned a shot at the UFC middleweight title for his knockout performance.
Check out a slow motion replay of the finish, plus some slow motion footage from other exciting fights of the night, in the video down below: