Whittaker VS Romero 2 Still On In Chicago

Whittaker VS Romero 2 Still On In Chicago

Whittaker VS Romero 2 Still On In Chicago

Whittaker initially won the middleweight title with a unanimous decision defeat of Romero at UFC 217.

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker easily hit the mark, but after a hard cut, his opponent, Yoel Romero did not.

He was scheduled to fight for the UFC Middleweight title on Saturday against Robert Whittaker.

As well, former WWE superstar CM Punk makes his first octagon appearance in nearly two years as he takes on fellow welterweight Mike Jackson as a plus-175 underdog, while Holly Holm vies for a second win in six fights as she takes on Megan Anderson as a minus-225 favourite in a clash of women's featherweights.

Watch all of the UFC 225 fighter weigh-in from the official early morning weigh-in in Chicago. The fight will stay in the main event position and be a five-round affair. He blames the commission for telling him to stop cutting weight when he still had time remaining.

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No title fight for the main event but talks are ongoing about salvaging the fight.

Take a look at the rest of the night's big-name staredowns.

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

Explosive Sydney heavyweight Tai Tuivasa weighed in nearly five and a half kilos heavier than former world champion Andrei Arlovski.

Returning top flyweight contender, Joseph Benavidez vs Sergio Pettis.

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