Jul 08 2017
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
18-4-0
UD 5
UD 5
12-1-0

The tape

33
Age
46
6' 0" / 182 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
73.6" / 187 cm

Tape record

KOKOUDUDKO
Form
KOSDKOKOUD
18
Wins
12
9
By KO
10
50
KO%
83
5
By SUB
0
28
SUB%
0
4
Loses
1
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2009
22
Bouts
13
46
Rounds
30
3 hours, 12 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 57 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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Tapology
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Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero report

Who won Whittaker vs Romero?

Robert Whittaker beat Yoel Romero by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 213, on Saturday 8th July 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Robert Whittaker.

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).

Whittaker vs Romero stats

Robert Whittaker stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Yoel Romero made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Romero had a massive power advantage over Whittaker, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 50%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Whittaker had a large advantage over Romero, boasting at 28% submission rate over Romero's 0%.

Robert Whittaker was the younger man by 13 years, at 33 years old.

Whittaker was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 9 months earlier than Romero, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 19 more professional rounds, 84 to Romero's 65.

Whittaker vs Romero form

Whittaker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Darren Till at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 on 5th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Yoel Romero at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago, United States.

Before that, he had beat Yoel Romero at UFC 213 on 8th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against Ronaldo Souza at UFC on FOX 24 on 15th April 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sprint Center, Kansas City.

Activity check

Whittaker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

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