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By May 22, 2018December 28th, 2020UFC

UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero

The headline fight of UFC 225 is Rob Whittaker against Yoel Romero. The fight night will take place in Chicago on Saturday night, June 9.

When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Where: United Center, Chicago

Rob Whittaker Form & Info

Rob Whittaker is back in action in the UFC after a staph infection earlier this year.

His last fight was actually against Romero last July. He won by unanimous decision so this should be another close fight.

Whittaker has won 8 straight fights and has a 19-4 record in his career.

He lives in Sydney, Australia and has a black belt in Karate/Hapkido. As well as a brown belt in BJJ.


Yoel Romero Form & Info

Cuban Yoel Romero filled in for Whittaker in his last fight and beat Luke Rockhold in Perth. He had fought Whittaker previously and lost via the decision at UFC 213. So he’ll be looking to avenge that loss in Chicago.

Romero has represented Cuba at the Olympics and won a silver medal in Sydney, 2000.

The southpaw fights out of Coconut Creek, Florida with the American Top Team.