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UFC 213: Robert Whittaker defeats Yoel Romero to grab interim middleweight belt

Jul 8, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

UFC 213 came and went, and despite a last-minute main event cancellation due to illness, the modified card remained mostly entertaining. Part of that, of course, is because of the middleweight interim title bout between Yoel Romero (12-1) and Robert Whittaker (19-4), which was promoted to the main event after Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko was shelved.

With Romero in the fight, you know things will get weird at times, starting even with the way he touches gloves.


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