Romero-vs-Rockhold Live

Romero-vs-Rockhold Live

Ufc -221 live stream  >>  Live TV


Ufc -221 live stream  >>  Live TV


Ufc -221 live stream  >>


The UFC makes its first stop in Western Australia on Saturday for UFC 221. In the main event of the pay-per-view card, top-ranked middleweights Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold battle it out. If Rockhold wins, he will become the interim 185-pound  champion and earn a chance to meet undisputed champion Robert Whittaker in a title unification bout. Romero, who came in 2.7 pounds overweight,

UFC 221 takes place at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.

In the co-main event, local favorite Mark Hunt looks to prevent rising heavyweight Curtis Blaydes from working his way into the top five of the division.

Following the main event, the UFC will hold the post-fight press conference for the event. The main event competitors as well as the victorious main card fighters are expected to spend some time with the media after the headline bout ends.

The post-fight press conference is expected to begin around 1:15 a.m. ET.

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On Saturday morning Perth, Australia time—Friday night in the U.S.—theain event and the middleweight division fell into even more chaos when No. 1 contendeailed to make weight for a hastily thrown together interim title match. This was after Romero took the fight on short notice following the withdrawal of middleweight champiowho was only promoted to lineal champ awon the belt and handed it back like a hot potato.

Yes, we have ourselves a mess going on, which may be compounded further depending on the result of the fight between Romero and No. 2 contendeockhold wins, he unequivocally becomes the next in line to fight Whittaker, but if Romero wins, then what? After missing weight, he is ineligible for the interim belt, but hell, it’s a “belt” in name only. “Interim” means whatever the UFC wants it to.

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rama aside, Romero vs. Rockhold is still an excellent stylistic bout between two dynamic fighters who wield danger from opening horn to closing bell. By virtue of his No. 1 ranking, let’s start with Romero (12-2), who was installed as a slight favorite in the bout, only to see the odds tilt recently toward his opponent. The two-time Cuban wrestling Olympian is nearing his 41st birthday, and though he still looks like an updated version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, time is a key factor in everything about his career going forward. It is a factor in his championship desires, in the months between bouts, in the length of main events, and apparently, in the time necessary to cut down to 185 pounds. Even in the way he fights, Romero seems to express feelings of timing and tempo. He is patient, and is intent on keeping his own laborious pace, punctuated by sudden, explosive bursts designed to maim and mangle. This extreme stop-and-start style is often hypnotic for opponents who must account for the danger waiting around some unforeseen corner.

Whittaker, who was Romero’s last opponent in July 2017, was one of the first to actively and consistently attempt to mitigate that risk by continually leading, particularly with a front kick that had Romero backpedaling and served as an effective deterrent against Romero’s favored jump knee.

Romero’s boxing game isn’t particularly amazing but he has powerful hands and his left hand has gotten straighter and sharper with time and practice. Really, it’s his legs and knees that bring the danger. Even though he lost to Whittaker, Romero essentially battered him into a one-legged fighter with low kicks early. His flying knee is the stuff of nightmares, attest to.

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