UFC Books Yoel Romero – Robert Whittaker Interim Title Fight
By FCF Staff
Yoel Romero will not fight middleweight champ Michael Bisping next, but he will face Robert Whittaker for an interim belt.
The UFC has announced that Romero and Whittaker will battle on July 8th, at UFC 213, for an interim 185 title. The match-up has been made since Bisping, who hasn’t fought since last October, is currently recovering from a knee injury.
Romero (12-1) is currently riding an eight fight, winning streak and is coming off a stoppage win over Chris Weidman in December.
Whittaker (18-4) has won seven in a row, and most recently he stopped “Jacare” Souza in April.
UFC 213 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.