Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero will perform it back again, as the two fighters will do battle for the next time in the main event of UFC 225. Whittaker, who won the first match at UFC 213, is the -260 favored with Romero coming back in +200.
The first struggle between Whittaker and Romero played out as a lot of people would have predicted, with Romero winning the early rounds thanks to his explosiveness and wrestling while Whittaker’s cardio vascular and volume striking finally won him the fight in the subsequent rounds.
Whittaker has not fought since UFC 213, as he suffered a staph infection, which derailed a title defense against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221.
Romero stepped into the sneakers of Whittaker and filled in to compete against Rockhold. Romero won that fight using his striking more than his wrestling, as his ability got to Rockhold and contributed to yet another third-round stoppage victory for”The Soldier of God.”