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inside the principal event, Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold will rectangular off, however simplest Rockhold can win the UFC period in-between middleweight title because Romero did not make weight.
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ultimate fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight elites Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero will conflict this night (Feb. 10, 2018) at UFC 221 inner Perth arena in Perth, Australia.
Yoel Romero came in three kilos heavy on his first weigh-in strive for his UFC 221 championship headliner, and he didn’t do a good deal better on his 2nd.
The weigh-ins, which served because the legit and ceremonial ones (there had been no early weigh-ins), passed off at Perth area in Australia, which additionally hosts Saturday’s pay-in step with-view event.
Rockhold recovered from his title loss and next layoff a few months returned with a pleasant victory over David branch. It wasn’t a super win, but it become enough to get the previous champion lower back in name contention. at the same time as Robert Whittaker’s damage price Rockhold a hazard to compete for the undisputed belt, the newly created vacuum gave Romero a hazard to leap again into the mixture as properly. Romero suffered his first Octagon loss to the Aussie his final day out, however this opportunity will permit him a chance to each seize a strap and earn a shot at revenge.
Heavyweights Mark Hunt and Curtis Blaydes will compete in the co-important occasion.
key wins: chris weidman (ufc 194), ronaldo souza (strikeforce: barnett vs kharitonov), lyoto machida (ufc on fox 15), tim kennedy (strikeforce: rockhold vs kennedy), dave department (ufc combat night 116)
key losses: michael bisping (ufc 199), vitor belfort (ufc on fx 8)
keys to victory: rockhold is one of the most dangerous and properly-rounded combatants in the international. a pressure kickboxer with an average right hook, rockhold excels at forcing his opponent to take bad shots after which capitalizing with perhaps the nastiest pinnacle game in combat sports.
key wins: chris weidman (ufc 205), ronaldo souza (ufc 194), lyoto machida (ufc combat night 70), tim kennedy (ufc 178)
key losses: robert whittaker (ufc 213).rafael cavalcante (strikeforce: “barnett vs kharitonov”)
keys to victory: it could be a bit tiresome to listen continuously approximately how athletic yoel romero is, however that doesn’t make it any much less genuine. romero is so clearly explosive and smooth that his open workout routines are jaw-dropping, let alone when the olympic silver medalist is clearly tossing foes into the air or jumping into knees.
romero goes to be compelled in this bout, and romero normally reacts to pressure by using jamming the lead leg, losing stages for a takedown, or firing his left hand. of these three responses, the left hand is perhaps his exceptional guess — rockhold’s boxing protection is shaky, whereas his counter wrestling is elite, and as stated the southpaw vs. southpaw fit up in large part eliminates that stomp kick to the knee.
however, touchdown the left could be a riskier assignment considering rockhold’s ready right hook. opposite the counter puncher, romero’s nice wager is to feint actively. if he can persuade rockhold to throw his right hook early, the californian frequently leaves himself prone to comply with up photographs.
Main card (PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Yoel Romero vs. Luke Rockhold
Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes
Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker
Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang
Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
Undercard (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET)
Damien Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Rob Wilkinson vs. Israel Adesanya
Jeremy Kennedy vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen
Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET)
Ross Pearson vs. Mizuto Hirota
Teruto Ishihara vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez
Luke Jumeau vs. Daichi Abe