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May 13, 2018 / By Breigha Aylwin

UFC 223: Whittaker vs. Romero 2
Dos Anjos vs Covington
Overeem vs. Blaydes
June 8, 2018
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On June 8, 2018, at UFC 225 Robert Whittaker will go head to head with Yoel Romero for the UFC’s World Middleweight Championship. Also at this event, Rafael dos Anjos will face Colby Covington for the Interim Welterweight Championship.

Robert Whittaker is the current Middleweight Champion. He is a mixed martial artist who is trained in Karate, Hapkido, Boxing, Wrestling, and BJJ. His journey into Martial Arts began when he was just six years old, and he began competing professionally in MMA at 19 years old. Whittaker made is UFC Debut back in 2012 where he went against Brad Scott. Whittaker won the fight via unanimous decision. Since then, Whittaker has faced formidable opponents such as Uriah Hall, Ronaldo Souza, and Yoel Romero and won. He has an impressive record of winning 19 of 23 fights, 9 by TKO, 5 by decision, and 5 by submission. He is now facing Yoel Romero for the second time to see who truly is the UFC’s ultimate champion.

Yoel Romero is a mixed martial artist trained in Olympic Freestyle Wrestling and is currently ranked as the number one in the UFC middleweight division. Romero is a World Gold Medalist and had an Olympic Silver Medalist. He has won 6 world and Olympic medals in total. Romero made his UFC debut back in 2013 against Clifford Starks. Romero debuted with a bang as he won the fight in the first round by TKO. Since then, Romero has fought well-respected and well-known fighters such as Lyoto Machida, Ronaldo Souza, Chris Weidman, and Luke Rockhold and shown that he is a formidable opponent.

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