Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II is going ahead after all

Yoel Romero Daniel Cormier

UFC main event fights in pay-per-view events have been dropping like flies these past few months and UFC 225 is no different.

Yoel Romero failed to make weight Friday for his middleweight title fight against Robert Whittaker at UFC 225.

No title fight for the main event but talks are ongoing about salvaging the fight.

Romero also failed to meet the 185-pound requirement in February for an interim middleweight title fight against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. He will maintain the belt, win or lose.

This is the second consecutive fight in which Romero has missed weight.

The two combatants met at UFC 213 last summer for the interim middleweight belt when Whittaker defeated Romero in a closely contested battle via a unanimous decision.

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Camera IconCan Robert Whittaker overcome Yoel Romero?

Looking significantly worst-for-wear, "The Soldier of God" once again stripped down and weighed in behind a towel.

The two fighters were introduced and faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins later Friday.

"I don't think he can change that drastically at his age and in this little amount of time before the fight", he said.

"I think you do have to get on with it and move on, that's the inevitable outcome", Whittaker told ESPN.

According to Okamoto, the UFC is now working with Romero and Whittaker's camps to try to keep the main event together.

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