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Daniel Cormier Willing to Give Stipe Miocic Rematch If Lesnar Misses Their Fight ‘For Any Reason’

It’s essentially settled that Daniel Cormier will make his first – and likely only – heavyweight title defense against Brock Lesnar at some point in early 2019.
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‘TUF 27’ Finale Weigh-ins: Julian Marquez Misses Weight, Headliners Cleared

“The Ultimate Fighter 27” Finale is taking place Friday, July 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be headlined by Brad Tavares taking on undefeated Israel Adesanya.
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‘TUF 27’ Finale Weigh-ins: Julian Marquez Misses Weight, Headliners Cleared

“The Ultimate Fighter 27” Finale is taking place Friday, July 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be headlined by Brad Tavares taking on undefeated Israel Adesanya.
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Cage Warriors 94 Weigh-in Results: Ilia Topuria Misses Weight for Title Shot

The vacant Cage Warriors Fighting Championship bantamweight title was to be on the line Saturday on Cage Warriors 94, as Belgium top contender Brian Bouland faces undefeated Spanish prospect Ilia Topuria.
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UFC 225 Weigh-in Results: Yoel Romero Misses Weight for Title Fight

New Zeland’s Robert Whittaker (185) has made championship weight to meet Yoel Romero in one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest pay-per-views in 2018 to date. Unfortunately, Romero did not hold up his end of the bargain on his first attempt.
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UFC 225 Weigh-in Results: Yoel Romero Misses Weight for Title Fight

New Zeland’s Robert Whittaker (185) has made championship weight to meet Yoel Romero in one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest pay-per-views in 2018 to date. Unfortunately, Romero did not hold up his end of the bargain on his first attempt.
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Yoel Romero Misses Weight, Screws Us Yet Again

Yoel Romero, the Cuban Olympic wrestler who earned a slot in the main event of UFC 221 tonight by being a badass, has screwed us all yet again.

Yoel Romero missed weight.

That means that the bout, which was against former champ Luke Rockhold for the interim belt, is no longer a championship bout on Romero’s end. If he wins, he gets a “W”; if Rockhold wins, Rockhold gets the interim belt.

For a while there, after Romero capped off his weight cut with an official weight of 188 pounds (185 is the limit), there wasn’t even a main event fight anymore. But Rockhold agreed to face Romero anyway.

Look, fights are all about violence, but that violence means nothing when the stakes aren’t high. You know what makes a bout have high stakes? A championship belt up for grabs. You know what makes a bout lose those high stakes? When it’s no longer a championship bout for all parties involved.

Our boy Luke sums it all up perfectly in a tweet:

Thankfully, Rockhold agreed to still face Romero, so UFC 221 still has a main event.

So where does this leave us with Romero?

In a bad place. Homeboy is an explosive finisher, as evidenced by him taking out former champ Chris Weidman at UFC 205. We love those kinds of fighters. But here are all the ways that Romero has been shady as hell:

  • When he fought Tim Kennedy at UFC 178, he was very nearly finished, but somehow weaseled his way to get extra time to recover via his cornerman not leaving the cage quick enough.
  • He loves to fail drug tests.
  • Did I mention his problem with drug tests?

Romero failed in his bid to win the interim middleweight title once already, courtesy of Rob Whittaker’s unerring striking and unwavering game plan. But with Whittaker sidelined by injuries, this UFC 221 main event bout was supposed to be important.

Now whatever happens is overshadowed by Yoel Romero letting us down.

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Update: Romero Officially Misses Weight For UFC 221 Title Fight

Update (1:33 a.m.):

According to reports by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto and BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor, Luke Rockhold has agreed to fight Yoel Romero after all and keep UFC 221’s main event in tact.

Update (12:21 a.m):

Romero has failed his second attempt to make the 185-pound benchmark for his interim UFC middleweight title fight with Luke Rockhold later today (Sat., Feb. 10, 2018) at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia.

“Solider of God” ended his cut at 187.7 pounds. Check out his final weigh in above courtesy of Submission Radio.

What makes matters worse is that Rockhold has yet to agree to fight Romero at his heavier weight, essentially putting the PPV main event in limbo. And even if Rockhold agrees to step inside of the cage, Romero would be ineligible to win the interim title after missing weight.

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Things can never go smoothly when it comes to a Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event, so it shouldn’t have come as a surprise earlier tonight (Fri., Feb. 9, 2018) at the UFC 221 weigh ins in Perth, Australia, when Yoel Romero came in at 188.3 pounds for his main event interim middleweight title fight against Luke Rockhold.

Romero will have his allotted two hour time slot to drop the final pounds and match the same 185-pound benchmark that Rockhold hit.

For complete UFC 221 weigh ins results click here.

While “Soldier of God” looks like a light heavyweight competing in a class far from his natural weight, he has never had trouble making 185 pounds. That successful streak spans nine UFC appearances, including a five-round title fight just seven months ago that required Romero to hit the middleweight mark.

For now, Romero will relinquish his ability to win the interim middleweight title tomorrow live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Perth Arena. Rockhold is still in play, but if “Soldier of God” is victorious, current champion Robert Whittaker will be the only one in the division with UFC gold.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 221 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

Stick with Mania for ongoing updates on Romero’s final cut.

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Invicta FC 27 Weigh-in Video & Results: Co-Headliner Pannie Kianzad Misses Mark

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Kevin Lee Scares Us All, Almost Misses Weight

There was high drama at the weigh-ins for UFC 216 yesterday, with main event fighter Kevin Lee stepping on the scale for his interim lightweight title bout against Tony Ferguson and weighing in at 156 pounds. Since it’s a title fight, Lee had to be no more than 155 pounds. Lee had an additional hour […]

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