The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up for another exciting night of fights. Now the result of UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero’s second weigh-in has finally come in.
The highly anticipated fight card of UFC 225 is set to go down this Saturday, June 9. The live pay-per-view event will take place from inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Headlining the event, UFC middleweight champion Yoel Romero was initially set to face off against Robert Whittaker in a highly anticipated title fight rematch. The two mixed martial artists first faced off for the interim title, in which Whittaker earned a unanimous decision victory over his opponent.
All fighters made weight for the exciting fight night on their first attempt, except headliner Yoel Romero. “The Soldier of God” hit the scales at 186 pounds.
As the fight is for the title, Romero is not permitted to be any heavier than the 185 pound limit. The fighter was granted an extra two hours to make the championship weight.
However, hitting the scales for the second and final time, Yoel Romero ultimately missed weight for his title fight at a total 185.2 pounds. As Yoel Romero has missed weight, the fighter is no longer eligible to compete for the UFC middleweight title.
Consequently, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is left with the option of Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker potentially competing in a non-title fight main event. Or, the fight may be entirely scrapped from the night’s card.
MMAImports.com will offer updates as the story unfolds.