UFC 225: Robert Whittaker Survives Late Scare to Win Controversial, Decision Over Yoel Romero
By FCF Staff
Here are the results from UFC 225, which saw Robert Whittaker earn a controversial, split decision win over Yoel Romero.
The middleweight champ bested Romero in the opening two rounds, but in the remaining frames, the contender hurt Whittaker on several occasions, and nearly finished him in round five.
After the thrilling fight, however, Whittaker was awarded the split decision win. The latter also reported that he broke his right hand, not long into the bout.
UFC 225 took place in Chicago, Illinois.
Robert Whittaker def. Yoel Romero by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Colby Covington def. Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
Holly Holm def. Megan Anderson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Tai Tuivasa def. Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mike Jackson def. CM Punk via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Curtis Blaydes def. Alistair Overeem via TKO (elbows) R3, 2:56
Claudia Gadelha def. Carla Esparza via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Mirsad Bektic def. Ricardo Lamas via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Chris de la Rocha def. Rashad Coulter via TKO (punches) R2, 3:53
Anthony Smith def. Rashad Evans via KO (knee) R1, 0:53
Sergio Pettis def. Joseph Benavidez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Charles Oliveira def, Clay Guida via submission (guillotine) R1, 2:18
Dan Ige def. Mike Santiago via TKO (punches) R1, 0:50