UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker easily hit the mark, but after a hard cut, his opponent, Yoel Romero did not. He was scheduled to fight for the UFC Middleweight title on Saturday against Robert Whittaker.
The main question with the 41-year-old Romero is his cardio, especially since the UFC's recently adopted changes to weigh-ins have created extra challenges for older fighters to make weight.More news: Kim Jong Un Impersonator Gets Snared in Singapore Security Net
Romero initially came in at 186lbs and was given an additional hour to get down to 185lbs for the much-anticipated rematch but he could only get as low as 185.2lbs, meaning he was ineligible to fight for the title.
No title fight for the main event but talks are ongoing about salvaging the fight.
"The last fight with him, 25 minutes I was trying to finish him", Whittaker said. "Why would I? I might as well fight someone heavier than me". As you know, life isn't about winning and losing.More news: Zverev's condition key to Thiem clash in Paris
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.
"I just don't see it".
"But I tell you what, I've got a bag of new tricks that I'm looking forward to bringing out and throwing at him".More news: Amazon Signs With Premier League To Broadcast Pro Soccer Games
Anderson (8-2) is the bigger and more powerful striker, but Holm has sharpened her skills over years of boxing and kickboxing.