Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero set to headline UFC 225 in Chicago

Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero set to headline UFC 225 in Chicago

A middleweight title fighting pitting current champion Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero is set for UFC 225 as the event headliner.

UFC 225 will be held on June 9, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Chris Taylor announced the news on social media.

Following a loss to Stephen Thompson at UFC 170 and a win against Mike Rhodes, Whittaker moved to middleweight and has since won seven straight. In his last bout, Whittaker won the interim UFC middleweight title against Yoel Romero. Since then, champion Georges St-Pierre dropped the official UFC middleweight title, promting the UFC to promote Whittaker from interim to official UFC champion.

More on this news to follow.

With this announcement, UFC 225 now looks like this:

Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero
Cláudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes
Rashad Coulter vs. Allen Crowder

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