• Robert Whittaker out of UFC 221; Yoel Romero to fight Luke Rockhold for interim belt

    5 days ago - By MMAjunkie

    Robert Whittaker 's first title defense as undisputed UFC middleweight champion is on hold.
    Whittaker has withdrawn from his UFC 221 title defense against Luke Rockhold because of an undisclosed injury. Yoel Romero will replace Whittaker and face Rockhold for the interim title.
    The news was first reported early Saturday morning by ESPN.com , which cited UFC officials. Whittaker also remarked on the unfortunate news.
    “I'm beyond disappointed that I'm unable to defend the title in my home country of Australia,” Whittaker said. “I hope the fans enjoy what should be a great night of fights at...
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  • Robert Whittaker out of title fight against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 with injury

    5 days ago - By CBS Sports

    Yoel Romero will step in for the champion from Australia for UFC 221
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  • Robert Whittaker pulls out of UFC 221; Yoel Romero replaces him

    Robert Whittaker pulls out of UFC 221; Yoel Romero replaces him

    5 days ago - By Sporting News

    UFC 221 loses its headliner to injury.
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  • Robert Whittaker out of UFC 221 title defense due to injury

    5 days ago - By Review Journal

    Yoel Romero will replace Robert Whittaker in the main event of UFC 221 as he takes on former champ Luke Rockhold for the interim middleweight title in Perth, Australia, on Feb. 11.
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