MMA Betting Action takes center Stage Thanks to UFC 225 Showdown Between Whitaker and Romero. If you’re an MMA lover and betting aficionado that is looking for some action – and betting value, then consider your ticket punched, pardon the pun.
You see, when UFC 225 goes down liver from the United Center this coming weekend, you’re going to be treated to a big-time matchup that is offering plenty of betting value when Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero throw down in a rematch of their UFC 213 title fight in July. Now, let’s find out where that value lies MMA bettors!
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UFC 225 Middleweight Championship Odds
Robert Whittaker +180
Yoel Romero -230
What: Whittaker vs. Romero 2
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
The Line: Romero -230 / Whittaker +180
In the main event, UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, and Yoel Romero will have to make the middleweight limit of 185 pounds.
The UFC 225 official weigh-ins are at 10 a.m. ET.
The UFC 225 ceremonial weigh-ins are at 7 p.m. ET.
Main card (PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington
Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson
Undercard (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET)
Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes
Claudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektic
Rashad Coulter vs. Chris de la Rocha
Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET)
Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Charles Oliveira vs. Clay Guida
Mike Santiago vs. Dan Ige
27-year-old Robert Whittaker is 20-4 and comes into this fight off his unanimous decision win over Romero at UFC 213 in July that gave him the interim Middleweight Championship. The win was Whittaker’s eighth straight victory and it came on the heels of consecutive TKO and Performance of the Night finishes for the now, new Middleweight champ.
Whittaker averages 4.77 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy rate of 41 percent. Whittaker’s last loss came in 2014 against Stephen Thompson. The champ has recorded nine of his career wins via KO, five via submission and five more by way of decision. He’s also suffered one career KO loss, one defeat by submission and two losses via decision.
41-year-old Cuban Yoel Romero is 13-2 in his career and comes into this fight off an emphatic third round KO (punches) win over Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 in February. Prior to that, he lost to Whittaker, but prior to that finish, he won eight straight fights with six of those victories coming by way of KO and four of those wins being Performance of the Night outings.
Romero averages 3.06 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy mark of 52.1 percent. The challenger has recorded an impressive 11 of his career wins via KO with two coming by way of decision. Romero has been on the wrong end of one KO loss and his decision loss to Whittaker.
When these two met the first time, I picked Yoel Romero to get the win and I’m coming back with that pick for this rematch pairing despite the fact that Robert Whittaker was awarded what many thoughts was a surprising victory. Romero had four emphatic takedowns in their first meeting and landed more strikes than his opponent which is why many thought he won their initial meetings.
This time around, I don’t think Romero is going to leave the outcome to a decision by the judges. Whittaker hasn’t fought in nearly a year and Romero is more ring ready if you ask me. Yoel Romero is the stronger fighter and this time around, I expect him to use his superior wrestling skills to get Robert Whittaker on the ground where he’ll finish off the champ with a series of well-placed strikes to finish it in the third round!
Pick: Yoel Romero Via Third Round KO
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