Yoel Romero doesn’t get the honor of calling himself UFC interim champion, but he did deliver a highlight-reel finish in Australia.
Romero (13-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) was patient against former champ Luke Rockhold (16-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 221 event but ultimately delivered a brutal third-round knockout. The headlining bout aired live on pay-per-view from Perth Arena in Perth, Western Australia. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
After missing weight at Friday’s official ceremony, Romero was not eligible to win the vacant interim middleweight title, but it doesn’t seem that it will matter. With the crushing knockout win, a rematch with current champ Robert Whittaker seems destined for the near future.
Check out the highlights of Romero’s win in the video above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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