Whittaker vs Romero, CM Punk vs Jackson and pre-lims

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UFC 225 Full Official Weigh-in Video: Whittaker Makes the Mark; Romero Does Not

But you can't miss weight twice on two title fights and still think you're running the show. Two judges scored the contest 48-47 for Whittaker, while a third had it 48-47 for Romero. The Australian fighter has not fought since then.

After weeks of buildup and plenty of drama, the world's top MMA organization returns to Chicago on Saturday night with 13 important fights - including middleweight champion Robert Whittaker squaring off with Yoel Romero. Whittaker got back up and they engaged in the clinch. Referee Dan Miraglotta watched closely, but Whittaker did enough to keep himself in the fight, trying to rise but being careful as he turtled not to take another concussive blow.

Regardless of the minor amount of weight, or what really happened backstage between the Illinois Athletic Commission, Romero, his team and the UFC, this is inexcusable. That suggests there is potential for a stoppage.

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The co-main event features Rafael Dos Anjos taking on Colby Covington for the interim welterweight strap.

"I came for a five round fight, I travelled very far to fight", he said. He kept landing leg kicks. There's a strong likelihood the matchup goes the duration. The powerful but inexperienced-with-grappling Anderson, at 6-foot tall to Holm's 5-foot-8, will come in with a significant reach advantage and that might help her with wearing down Holm. Tuivasa, age 25, has won all seven of his pro fights by knockout or TKO, but the 39-year-old Arlovski will be his toughest opponent yet. Expect little retreating in what should be a terrific action fight. And WWE superstar CM Punk (0-1) makes his return after a disappointing UFC debut in 2016.

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