Whittaker favoured in non-title rematch with Romero for UFC 225

Yoel Romero Robert Whittaker

The main event of UFC 225 was plunged into jeopardy on Friday afternoon when Romero missed weight for his latest shot at middleweight gold.

Whittaker, who claimed a unanimous decision over Romero last July, was asked earlier this week about the recent spate of missed weights among his UFC peers.

UFC main event fights in pay-per-view events have been dropping like flies these past few months and UFC 225 is no different.

His first attempt was made at 186 pounds, and at his second attempt, he was still.2 pounds over the mark.

According to Okamoto, the UFC is now working with Romero and Whittaker's camps to try to keep the main event together.

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Durant said the similarity with last year's shot - a moment that helped define his first championship - didn't occur to him. So the guys did a good job on those two guys. "My take is, stick on Klay [Thompson] and Steph [Curry], and just let K.D".

UFC president Dana White announced during ceremonial weigh-ins that Romero's fight against Whittaker will still go on as a five-round, non-title main event. He blames the commission for telling him to stop cutting weight when he still had time remaining. Fellow fighters gave us their picks.

Middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker and Romero's staredown can be seen below. "We want to fight for the title".

Former featherweight title challenger, Ricardo Lamas vs hot prospect, Mirsad Bektic. His run also featured six knockout victories and four bonuses, including the Performance of the Night following his third-round KO of former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman that paid out on plus-175 odds at UFC 205.

Returning top flyweight contender, Joseph Benavidez vs Sergio Pettis.

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