Yoel Romero stuns former champion Luke Rockhold despite missing weight and sets his sights at a rematch with Robert Whittaker.
UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold took place Saturday, February 11, 2018, at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia and aired live on pay-per-view.
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UFC 221 Main Card on PPV
UFC Interim Middleweight Championship: Yoel Romero def. Luke Rockhold via knockout – Round 3, 1:48
Note: Yoel Romero missed weight, meaning only Luke Rockhold could have only won the interim title.
Current middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was ruled out vs. Rockhold due to a series of health issues.
Co-main Event – Heavyweights: Curtis Blaydes def. Mark Hunt via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27).
Heavyweights: Tai Tuivasa def. Cyril Asker via TKO (punches/elbows) – Round 1, 2:18
Welterweights: Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-26)
Light Heavyweights: Tyson Pedro def. Saparbek Safarov via submission (kimura) – – Round 1, 3:54
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweights: Dong Hyun Kim def. Damien Brown via unanimous decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Middleweights: Israel Adesanya def. Rob Wilkinson via TKO (knees/punches) – Round 2, 3:37
Featherweights: Alexander Volkanovski def. Jeremy Kennedy via (punches/elbows) – Round 2, 4:57
Flyweights: Jussier Formiga def. Ben Nguyen via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 1:43
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweights: Ross Pearson def. Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Bantamweights: José Alberto Quiñónez def. Teruto Ishihara via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Welterweights: Luke Jumeau def. Daichi Abe via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 28-27)
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