Yoel Romero's Manager Offers Update on Leg Injury After UFC 221

Yoel Romero's Manager Offers Update on Leg Injury After UFC 221

Yoel Romero scored one of his patented third-round knockouts over former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, Mark Hunt lost to ever-intriguing heavyweight prospect Curtis Blaydes, and Tai Tuivasa lit up the hometown crowd with a quick TKO win before chugging a beer from an audience member's shoe.

Yoel Romero lands a blow on Luke Rockhold during their bout at UFC 221 in Perth.

After beating Michael Bisping to claim UFC gold in the 185lbs division, the Canadian superstar shortly vacated the title with UFC promoting Whittaker to undisputed status, scheduling him against Luke Rockhold.

And there was good news for British fans, as lightweight veteran Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson produced a solid performance to earn a unanimous decision with scores of 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 as he ended a run of four straight defeats with a hard-earned win over Japanese fighter Mizuto Hirota.

Romero hit the accelerator button in the 3rd round of the fight and finished off his American opponent with a combination which was plastered all over the internet.

Romero has received criticism for his cardio - fading in the later rounds against Robert Whittaker a year ago - but he remained powerful and explosive enough to land a brutal knockout blow with 1min 28 seconds left in the round.

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If Rockhold can stay on the outside and pick Romero apart, while keeping a fast pace, he'll become a two-time champion and go on to face Robert Whittaker.

Watch UFC 221 live stream free: How to watch Rockhold vs Romero live stream free online Fight coverage for the pay-per-view card at 10 p.m. ET. However, with the Cuban missing weight, now.

UFC 221 - When and where is it taking place? If this was the case, it would delay when Romero's next fight would be.

The Soldier of God was incredibly lucky this opportunity against Luke Rockhold fell into his lap and was even more lucky when the promotion's president, Dana White, was oddly chill about his failure to make weight for the bout. "I trained very hard for this fight. I'm very happy because I fight this time with the best".

Had Romero made weight, I would have likely leaned toward him. The problem is no one else stands out as the next contender in line. "So there's a bit of time to figure out what's going to happen in the weight division".

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