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UFC 221 ‘Rockhold vs. Romero’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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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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UFC 221 ‘Rockhold vs. Romero’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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UFC 221 ‘Rockhold vs. Romero’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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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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UFC 221 ‘Rockhold vs. Romero’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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UFC 221 odds: Latest Vegas lines and betting guide for ‘Rockhold vs Romero’

Get a detailed breakdown of the betting lines for UFC 221, which is set to hit Perth Arena in Perth, Australia, this weekend (Sat., Feb. 10, 2018), including best bets, underdogs, favorites, and much more!

I have a feeling we’re going to hear the word “athletic” a lot …

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, gets another shot at the gold (albeit “interim”) this Saturday evening (Feb. 10, 2018) when he faces Cuban superhuman, Yoel Romero, in UFC 221’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event from inside Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.

Also in town are local heroes Mark Hunt, who takes on rising prospect Curtis Blaydes, and Tai Tuivasa, who throws down with Cyril Asker.

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What Went Wrong at UFC Fight Night 125?

Well, I guess the karma for the Kim vs. Kish decision had to come from somewhere. I thought Tim Means clearly won the last two rounds against Sergio Moraes, but the judges disagreed, and without John Dodson, the other successful bets weren’t enough to cover the loss. Dumb luck giveth and it taketh away.

UFC 221 Odds For The Undercard:

Dong Hyun Kim (-155) vs. Damien Brown (+135)
Israel Adesanya (-300) vs. Rob Wilkinson (+250)
Alex Volkanovski (-170) vs. Jeremy Kennedy (+150)
Jussier Formiga (-130) vs. Ben Nguyen (+110)
Ross Pearson (-145) vs. Mizuto Hirota (+125)
Jose Quinonez (-220) vs. Teruto Ishihara (+180)
Daichi Abe (-130) vs. Luke Jumeau (+110)

Thoughts: You know what? I think it’s Ben Nguyen’s time.

Since his loss to Louis Smolka, Nguyen’s scrambling and counter-wrestling have improved leaps and bounds. Combined with his athleticism and stunning punching power, he’s become a legitimate threat to the division. I thought he had a real shot against Joseph Benavidez before that fight fell through and I believe his speed and power will carry him past Formiga. Aside from “Ben 10,” Dong Hyun Kim seems like a safe investment. He’s a proven scrapper who can hold his own on the feet and a sufficiently skilled takedown artist to keep Brown guessing all night.

UFC 221 Odds For The Main Card:

Luke Rockhold (-140) vs. Yoel Romero (+130)
Curtis Blaydes (-155) vs. Mark Hunt (+135)
Tai Tuivasa (-280) vs. Cyril Asker (+240)
Li Jingliang (-190) vs. Jake Matthews (+165)
Tyson Pedro (-265) vs. Saparbek Safarov (+225)

Thoughts: Putting Li Jingliang and Tyson Pedro together produces positive odds, so let’s work with that.

The majority of the mixed martial arts (MMA) media believe that Jake Matthews deserved the “L” in his Welterweight debut against Bojan Velickovic. And while I had it for Matthews, it wasn’t exactly a heartening performance. Li can match Velickovic’s prodigious strength and offers a cleaner, more powerful striking attack to back it up. I fully expect Li to tear up Matthews on the feet and hold his own in the grappling.

I know this sounds mean, but I believe any Light Heavyweight who can’t comfortably beat Gian Villante does not belong in UFC. Even giving Safarov the benefit of the doubt for it being a short-notice fight, that just wasn’t enough to sway me. Pedro’s striking is significantly smoother than Villante’s and his takedowns ought to be more than sufficient to overpower Safarov should the stand up get too hairy for him.

UFC 221 Best Bets:

  • Single bet — Ben Nguyen: Bet $ 50 to make $ 55
  • Single bet — Dong Hyun Kim: Bet $ 77.50 to make $ 50
  • Parlay — Li Jingliang and Tyson Pedro: Bet $ 70 to make $ 77

Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero is the stuff dreams and highlight reels are made of. The rest? Well, that’s up to you. See you Saturday, Maniacs!

Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver live UFC 221 results on fight night, which is as good a place as any to talk about all the action inside the Octagon, as well as what you’ve got riding on the sportsbook.

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