Tape rankings @ Whittaker vs Romero
Who won Whittaker vs Romero?
Robert Whittaker beat Yoel Romero by split decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC 225, on Saturday 9th June 2018 at United Center in Chicago.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Robert Whittaker.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Whittaker vs Romero division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Whittaker vs Romero stats
Robert Whittaker stepped into the ring with a record of 19 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 ring with a record of 13 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Romero had a massive power advantage over Whittaker, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 47%.
Robert Whittaker was the younger man by 14 years, at 30 years old.
Whittaker was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 9 months earlier than Romero, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 66 to Romero's 51.
Whittaker vs Romero form
Robert Whittaker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had beat 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Yoel Romero at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago, United States.
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.
Whittaker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
Romero's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.