Romero hammers Rockhold in Perth

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UFC 221 took place in Perth, Australia.

10, UFC fans witnessed a middleweight scrap between former UFC & Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold and former Olympian Yoel Romero in the main event of UFC 221 in Perth, Australia.

Yet he's not the interim champion. After splitting the first two frames on most scorecards, Romero eliminate the need for the judges in the third, icing Rockhold with two ideal shots that left him slumped over and sleep along the fence. Adesanya overcome a tough first round to pick apart Rob Wilkinson, and score a second round TKO victory.

His natural power and relentless pressure eventually paid off in the third round as he clipped Rockhold with an explosive overhand left, swatting the American to the canvas. Now, we could be setting up to see the former champ Rockhold reclaim his throne after losing his belt in one of the most shocking upsets in UFC history.

Whittaker won a tough five-round fight against Romero to claim the interim title at UFC 213. "I happened to work really fast to get all this done for this fight, it messed up a little bit my plans for the weight cut".

Hunt started strongly and looked to be on course for a win after rocking Blaydes with some heavy shots in the opener. That was the first of nine takedowns during the fight, as Blaydes cruised to a unanimous decision on a pair of 30-26s and a 29-27.


Hunt landed a huge shot to drop Blaydes early in the fight, prompting Blaydes to turn to his wrestling.

After climbing down, he made his way over to Rockhold to show his respect - and planted a kiss on the 33-year-old's cheek.

- Tyson Pedro def. Saparbek Safarov, light heavyweights, submission, first round (3:54). "I felt really good". Amazingly, the referee failed to punish Jingliang, while Matthews classily refused to criticise his opponent after the contest.

Rockhold was originally scheduled to challenge Whittaker for the undisputed title at UFC 221, but when the Aussie champion had to withdraw due to injury and illness, Romero agreed to face Rockhold for an interim version of the title on just four weeks notice.

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