UFC 221 Results: Yoel Romero Sleeps Luke Rockhold In Third Round

Mandatory Credit Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Yoel Romero (13-2) broke what appeared to be a pretty even fight wide open in the main event of UFC 221 Saturday night, knocking out former Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (16-4).

The 40-year-old Romero, who won a gold medal in wrestling at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, stepped into the fight at short notice.

The Californian looked to be in trouble but managed to wrap up the Cuban and recover before the two resumed the pattern from round one.

Robert Whittaker was originally expected to face Georges St-Pierre for the title, but St-Pierre vacated it and Whittaker, the interim champion, became the undisputed champion.

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In other action, UFC veteran and Aussie favourite Mark Hunt was beaten via a unanimous decision by Curtis Blaydes in their heavyweight contest.

Hunt had Blaydes on wobbly legs in the first round, shocking the former collegiate wrestler with his famed power punches.

Rockhold, ranked No. 2, was expecting to put on a better showing than his last fight, when he earned a second-round TKO over David Branch at UFC Fight Night in Pittsburgh on September 16.

"Hey he came out like I know he would, swinging for the fences, trying to knock me out", Blaydes said afterwards. Rockhold soon got back to work, popping out his southpaw jab and the occasional left to the body or head. The main card will air live on PPV. Tuivasa is now 7-0 as a professional, with all wins by knockout, including two with the UFC. I didn't want to go to the second round. The time of the finish was 1:48 of the third. Romero was originally scheduled to face David Branch at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando, Fla., on February 24 before he accepted the fight against Rockhold.

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There was some eye-catching of a less impressive kind in the welterweight bout between Australian Jake Matthews and China's Li Jingliang, however.

The main card, which kicks off with a light-heavyweight bout between Tyson Pedro and Saparbek Safarov, commences at 3:00am BST.

Why they should fight: Asker found out why UFC matchmakers have been hard-pressed to find willing opponents for Tai Tuivasa when he suffered a first-round TKO loss to the heavyweight prospect.

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