24 hours before the fighters of UFC 221 are allowed to fight in Perth, they must be weighed up. 24 fighters will enter the stage to make their fight official and look each other in the eyes.
Yoel Romero was the only one who was too heavy. The Cuban weighed 188.3 pounds on his first attempt and a little later 187.7 pounds on his second attempt. Because of this, he is 2.7 pounds over the middleweight limit and does not fight for the interim-UFC midweight title.
The fight in the main event of UFC 221 with Luke Rockhold goes on and when Rockhold wins he is interim champion.
Tomorrow night from 00.30am the first battle between Luke Jumeau and Daichi Abe will start on UFC Fight Pass.
The official results:
Main card on FOX Sports 2/6 (from 04:00 hrs): Luke Rockhold (185) vs. Yoel Romero (187,7)*Mark Hunt (265) vs. Curtis Blaydes (255,5) Tai Tuivasa (263,5) vs. Cyril Asker (243,5) Jake Matthews (170) vs. Li Jingliang (170.5) Tyson Pedro (205) vs. Saparbek Safarov (205,6)
Prelims on UFC Fight Pass (from 02.00 hrs): Damien Brown (156) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (156) Rob Wilkinson (186) vs. Israel Adesanya (183) Jeremy Kennedy (145,5) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (145.5) Jussier Formiga (126)** vs. Ben Nguyen (125)
Early preliminary on UFC Fight Pass (from 00:30 pm) Ross Pearson (156) vs. Mizuto Hirota (156) Teruto Ishihara (135) vs. José Alberto Quiñónez (133) Luke Jumeau (170,5) vs. Daichi Abe (170,5)
Romero weighed 188.3 pounds on first attempt, may not fight for interim title. If Rockhold wins, he is interim champion **Formiga weighed 126.15 attempt at first try