Robert Whittaker injured, Luke Rockhold now faces Yoel Romero
UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was scheduled to defend his title against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 on February 10 in Perth, Australia. With new that Whittaker is injured, the UFC has moved down the line to removing Yoel Romero from his scheduled fight with David Branch and placing the Cuban born fighter in an interim title bout wtih Rockhold.
UFC Statement below:
“Due to several significant injuries suffered recently, current middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, has been ruled medically unable to compete in the championship bout at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia.
Whittaker states “I’m beyond disappointed that I’m unable to defend the title in my home country of Australia. I hope the fans enjoy what should be a great night of fights at UFC 221 and I look forward to a recovery as soon as possible that will have me back in the Octagon to