In missing weight for UFC 225, Romero became the first fighter in the organisation's history to come in heavy for more than one title fight as the Cuban wrestler weighed in at 187.7lbs for his interim title fight with Luke Rockhold in February. Whittaker's belt will not be on the line and Romero was fined for coming in at 185.2 pounds his second chance on the scale. It didn't take long for the eye to swell shut and caused Romero to fight with much more urgency. Whittaker will handle Romero, dealing him a second loss in the series and allowing him to move on to the next challenge.
Whittaker-Romero still should be a scintillating headliner. "Making weight sucks. But you can't miss weight twice on two title fights and still think you're running the show".
"It's going to be a five-round fight". Romero won via third round knockout. Romero is calculating with his strikes, and when he lands one, it hurts.
At UFC 213, Whittaker gutted out a gruelling 25-minute brawl against Romero with all three judges scoring it 48-47.
Even as the ceremonial weigh-ins got started late on Friday evening, nobody was quite sure of the status of the fight but, after the final face-off, it was confirmed that both Whittaker and Romero would share the Octagon on Saturday night. Now that he is on the sidelines working more and more with FOX Sports, the former UFC middleweight champion remains that way. In the co-main event, Colby Covington (14-1) defeated Rafael dos Anjos (28-10) for the interim welterweight championship in a unanimous decision. Holly Holm (12-4), former bantamweight champ, was impressive with her pound and ground game beating Megan Anderson (8-3) in a unanimous decision.
In the opener on the main card, welterweight Mike Jackson (-200) is favored against CM Punk (+170) in a matchup that is as blank a slate as it gets, due to each man's inexperience in UFC. And no fighter has ever missed weight for two title fights.
You ever hear of that one? "I think it would be an asset to have Russian Federation back in, it would be good for the world". To achieve this long-held desire he has dramatically shifted in character from isolated angry strongman to global statesman.
The coalition force was conducting a "multi-day operation" to clear al-Shabaab, an Islamist militant group, from nearby villages. It was the first known United States combat death in Africa since an ambush in Niger in October , the New York Times reported .
The riff was playful, but a bit awkward considering the event was to honor Gold Star families, who have lost loved ones at war. The first lady took to Twitter last week herself to dispel rumors circulating about her whereabouts.
Aiden Liang, the owner of the Union Tour Express bus company, said the bus left from Ottawa on Monday and was bound for Toronto. Emergency services in Ontario are responding to a major accident involving a passenger bus, officials and witnesses say.
The Golden State Warriors are averaging 110.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting. James showed in last year's Finals how quickly he can calculate a counter-attack to what the Warriors are doing.
It's been many years since the Mac App Store has been given some love, so it's fair to say this design overhaul is long overdue. With macOS Mojave , the familiar application namely, News , Stocks , Voice Memos and Home have traveled from iPhone to Macs.
Voice responses from Alexa get enhanced with visuals and optimized for visibility across the room with the Echo Show . The built-in microphones with far-field voice recognition will enable users to control their TV from across the room.
England were on top without exerting too much pressure and got the second they deserved in the 76th minute. England beat Costa Rica 2-0 at Elland Road in the Three Lions' final warm-up game for the World Cup .
The Project Natick data center consists of 864 servers tightly arranged inside a shipping container that sits 12km off the coast. An undersea cable serves the power the data center needs and transfers data from the data center to the internet on shore.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, who hails from dairy-producing Wisconsin, are up in arms about Canada's system. In the past, Trump had extended tariff exemptions for Canada and others beyond existing deadlines.
He rates youngster Scott McTominay, but Fred is an experienced Champions League player and now a Brazilian worldwide . Fred is an all action box to box midfielder, who in theory should significantly improve United's style of play.
Halep wins first Grand Slam title at the French Open
If Halep was able to handle the cross shots of Muguruza and Kerber, she should have the ability to control this match as well. She collected herself and relied on her superior fitness to wear down Stephens, who looked flat by the end of the second set.
Justify Wins Horse Racing's Triple Crown
After winning the first two races earlier this year, Justify was the clear favourite to win Saturday's race in Elmont, New York . Trainer Todd Pletcher also had two horses in the field - 8-1 Vino Rosso and 30-1 Noble Indy. "This horse ran a tremendous race".
Belmont Stakes odds: Justify is the favorite
In the draw for post positions on Tuesday, Justify drew the No. 1 gate for the race at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York . Free Drop Billy won the Breeders' Cup Futurity last October - Bravazo was second - but hasn't won in five races since.
Capitals Win Game 4, Take Commanding Series Lead
Through three games he has one risky shot attempt at 5-on-5, which is the same number as Capitals checking-line centre Jay Beagle. Vegas has won four straight games after consecutive losses, and they are 8-3 total in their inaugural season in this situation.
Liverpool set to seal move for Nabil Fekir 'on Friday'
Reports emerging late on Thursday evening suggest a breakthrough has been made as Liverpool look to sign Nabil Fekir from Lyon . Fekir is set to play for France on Saturday evening against the US , a game that will take place in Lyon's Stade des Lumieres.
French Open 2018: Simona Halep vs Angelique Kerber
Halep went all out in the first set against Kerber, but her bold strategy backfired badly as she hit 30 unforced errors. The victor earns a berth in the final at Roland Garros - plus the No 1 ranking that now belongs to Halep.
Mexico imposes tariffs on USA pork exports
Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said that Mexico would now "surely" look to import more pork from Europe. Rising trade tensions between Canada and the United States threaten to drive the key allies apart.
Lava continues to fill Kapoho Bay
About three dozen of those structures, mostly private homes and vacation rentals, were lost during the weekend in Kapoho. Lava has now covered about 7.7 square miles of the roughly 4,000 square mile island, according to the USGS .
Here's What Steph Curry Said To Kendrick Perkins In Game 2
The fact that Curry had help, whereas LeBron James didn't, was the story of the match and might be the story of this series. This past week, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors faced off in Game 1 and Game 2 of 2018 NBA Finals .