Robert Whittaker edges Romero, grabs interim belt at UFC 213

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After the event had concluded, Whittaker, Romero, Overeem, UFC president Dana White and Anthony Pettis, who defeated Jim Miller by unanimous decision spoke at the UFC 213 post-fight press conference. CBS Sports also scored the fight for Whittaker, 48-47.

The UFC 215 card that's set for Edmonton on Sept. 9 is still missing a headliner, but the undercard is starting to look awfully impressive. "We have to fight now".

"If I didn't fall to the floor, the fight would've been different. Give me a breather and we'll give it a crack". "Romero, well done", 'The Count'. He earned every bit of it.

"The fact that you are standing there with that fucking belt on like your a champion makes me sick, you should be ashamed of yourself", said Bisping. "I wanted to come in and talk a lot of s**t but it was an awesome fight".

"It hurt", said Whittaker (19-4). He chose the theme from the film version of Mortal Kombat.

Romero again went for the take down and Whittaker shut him down and followed with a knee to the body.

"He's a veteran of the sport and he's a tough opponent". I'm absolutely honored to fight him. The round ended with Romero looking fatigued.

The victory largely showcased Whittaker's growing poise, especially in the face of such an explosive striker in Romero.

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Romero (13-2) landed a side kick above the left knee of Whittaker, slightly robbing him of his mobility the rest of the way. But he persevered and took the UFC interim middleweight belt after a grueling five-round battle. This Whittaker guy, he can be funny when he wants to be. It definitely impacted on my game.

July 29, when they pair is scheduled to headline UFC 214, can't get here fast enough.

"It was unstable. Had he got another good one, I would have dropped".

This was the third time Werdum (21-7) and Overeem (43-15, 1 NC) met in the cage, but fans weren't exactly pumped to see a rubber match. If I lost the fight, God knows why. From here, he finished the round by dropping some hard elbows. And he's going to do what he's going to do.

Whittaker took advantage of the opening and regularly connected from the outside with jabs, right hands and front kicks. Can't say the same about Yoel. And Bisping? He needs it most of all, as his antics after the fight reminded us.

"This is unbelievable", he said.

Yoel Romero entered the night having gone undefeated in his UFC career, with notable wins over the likes of Lyoto Machida, Ronaldo Souza and Chris Weidman. Despite missing out on a title shot, Romero vowed he would return. The crowd booed nearly continuously as the fighters remained in the clinch at the wall.

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