Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

UFC 225 Weigh-in Results: Yoel Romero Misses Weight for Title Fight

UFC 225 Weigh-in Results: Yoel Romero Misses Weight for Title Fight

With UFC president Dana White taking a tough-love approach as of late, it could be to the back of the list for Romero no matter what.

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.

The "Soldier of God" initially weighed in at 186 pounds and was given two hours by the Illinois State Athletic Commission to lose one pound.

The UFC did not announce whether the fight would continue, but the two fighters were introduced and faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins later on Friday. "I needed two hours but the commission only gave me one".

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"It's very hard. We come here to fight for the title", Romero said. It's not only a fight for a fight - I want to fight for the title. He was scheduled to fight Luke Rockhold for an interim title at UFC 221 in February but came in at 187.7 pounds.

It's the second consecutive bout for which Romero (13-2) has missed weight. The bout was eventually salvaged.

Camera IconCan Robert Whittaker overcome Yoel Romero? He jokingly responded that it's a "long flight" from his home in Australia and added, "I'm fighting somebody". Meanwhile, the interim welterweight title will be on the line as Rafael dos Anjos (169) finally meets Colby Covington (169) in the co-main event.

The rest of the fighters on the card also made weight for the Saturday, June 9, event.

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