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 31 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 19 more professional rounds, 76 to Romero's 57.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Yoel Romero had been fighting more than Robert Whittaker.
Going to this contest, Robert Whittaker had last fought 4 years, 10 months and 6 days ago, while Yoel Romero's last outing had been 4 years, 3 months and 4 days ago.
Whittaker's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.
Romero's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.