Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Romero vs Rockhold?
Yoel Romero beat Luke Rockhold by , during the main event of UFC 221, on Saturday 10th February 2018 at Perth Arena in Perth.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Yoel Romero.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Romero vs Rockhold stats
Yoel Romero stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Luke Rockhold made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Romero had a massive power advantage over Rockhold, boasting at 83% knock out percentage over Rockhold's 38%.
Yoel Romero was the older man by 8 years, at 44 years old.
Rockhold had a height advantage of 3 inches over Romero. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Romero was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 year and 4 months later than Rockhold, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 54 to Rockhold's 38.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Luke Rockhold had been fighting more than Yoel Romero.
Going to this contest, Yoel Romero had last fought 4 years, 3 months and 7 days ago, while Luke Rockhold's last outing had been 4 years and 29 days ago.