Yoel Romero Says He’s Fighting Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 in Chicago

It looks like the middleweight title will go up for grabs at UFC 225 with Robert Whittaker taking on Yoel Romero

UFC 225 may have just landed a middleweight title fight.

On Monday, Yoel Romero announced that he expects to face Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 in Chicago, which take place at the United Center on June 9.

Romero revealed the news via Joe Rogan’s podcast when he was speaking about working with a new trainer that was helping him prepare for a five round fight after coming up short in his last bout against Whittaker in July 2017.

“I was preparing myself but not preparing myself correctly for how I was going to fight,” Romero said. “This new trainer really gets me prepared for how I should fight. I was trying to fight at a high pace for five rounds because I know my gas. The people that have fought with me, if they want to be honest and we’re not even talking about if they won or loss, we’re talking about the gas, if it’s as easy to get that rhythm going.

“There’s one thing to be out of the fight and one thing to be in the fight. Let’s just wait till June 9.”

Rogan followed up by confirming that meant Romero was facing Whittaker at UFC 225 and he responded ‘yes’, which matches up with previous reports about the promotion targeting June 9 for the rematch.

Whittaker originally asked for the fight to happen in Chicago with sources stated that the UFC may actually be planning on two title bouts for the June 9 card.

As of now, nothing has been confirmed but by all accounts it appears Whittaker vs. Romero 2 will take place there after a five round war in their first meeting.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.