Making his UFC debut on commentary, Jimmy Smith noted in the second that Rockhold seemed content at boxing range.
Romero hit the accelerator button in the 3rd round of the fight and finished off his American opponent with a combination which was plastered all over the internet. "I had no worries whatsoever in terms of cardio".
"Yes, I think in the first round I took two kicks and I'm pretty sure that it broke my leg", Romero revealed through a translator. Despite winning the bout, he could not capture the interim belt, due to missing weight. He initially weighed 188 pounds but got down to only 187.7 with a two-hour allotment.
UFC 221: How to watch "Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero" live stream. "Some (expletive) as usual". But even considering all of that, it still sends a really bad message to the rest of the roster when a fighter can miss weight and still earn a title shot.
But when Whittaker contracted a staph infection and was forced to pull out in January, Romero stepped in on short notice. The UFC announced that he also had to forfeit 30 percent of his purse to Rockhold. The fight between Rockhold (16-4) and Romero was supposed to be for the interim middleweight title. He has since returned to training.
Romero, a Cuban former Olympic wrestler who won silver at the 2000 Sydney Games, celebrated wildly after the knockout, climbing on the cage before letting out a scream.
It was a big night for the Australian stars on the main card in Perth, with all three home fighters picking up impressive victories.
Already ranked as the division's number-one contender, Romero's victory is likely to see him installed as the next challenger for the UFC middleweight title, held by Australian Robert Whittaker, who recorded a unanimous decision victory over the Cuban in July previous year.
Why they should fight: After a layoff of more than 14 months, Safarov finally resumed his UFC career with a bout against Tyson Pedro, but it didn't go very well for him.
Tyler Nicholson of North Bay, Ontario finished just off the podium and ended with a 76.41, which he scored in his second run. The big air finals are set for February 23-24 at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre.
Then on the last two days, Stevie Wonder came on with his band and made Paul come up and play with him - he's good , man. Q said he used to hang with Ivanka's dad too, but his memories were not almost as fond - "He's a insane motherf***er".
Marshall was among the attorneys general who last Wednesday attended the first court-ordered settlement conference overseen U.S. The group of mental health professionals, law enforcement and others was appointed by Alabama Gov.
The market, now in its second-longest bull run of all time, had not seen a correction for two years, an unusually long time. Several factors are contributing to the return of neck-wrenching volatility this week after years of absence in the market.
The move aims to make it easier for Google to add artificial intelligence software like Assistant into new Nest products. Fawaz told CNet that Nest has shipped more than 11 million products since 2011, when its first thermostat went on sale.
Asked what their plans did involve, she said: "There's something so strong in the message of what the Spice Girls stood for". The Spice Girls split in 2000, but have since performed together on a number of occasions, including a 2007 world tour.
The force of the tremor late Tuesday buckled roads and disrupted electricity and water supplies to thousands of households. The Marshal Hotel in downtown Hualien was one of the buildings that collapsed, the Hualien Police Department said.
The military said Saturday's deaths were related to Turkey's operation against Syrian Kurdish-held Afrin, codenamed Olive Branch. Since then, Syrian government forces have captured wide parts of the country and in recent weeks have been marching in Idlib.
Security has been beefed up around government and non-governmental establishments across the country ahead of the verdict. The Court also awarded Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Rahman 10 years in jail for aiding her mother in the embezzlement.
I thought we handled every game against Burnley so far well. "It was a fantastic goal". But somehow he missed a chanced which looked easier to score.
NASA breaks record for pictures taken farthest from Earth
The spacecraft's camera will continue to set image records as it flies by a Kuiper belt object called 2014 MU69 in January 2019. New Horizons snapped these two farthest-out shots, of Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) 2012 HZ84 and 2012 HE85, on December 5, 2017.
Olympics-CAS decision on Russian appeal on Friday
The Panel is now holding a hearing with the 32 athletes who filed their application at the CAS Ad Hoc division on 6 February 2018. Among them is the short-track speed skater Viktor Ahn , a six-time Olympic champion and a legend in the sport.
Virat Kohli set to break AB de Villiers record
India only need one more win to seal the one-day series against South Africa and they have three matches to do it. However, even by Kohli's admission, the surprise package of the series has been India's two wrist spinners .
Hazard: This season is different
Antonio Conte's job at Stamford Bridge is hanging by a thread. I'm pretty sure we can beat them if we play together ". That's why football is special.
White House scrambles to contain Porter fallout
The secretary would have access to two computer systems, one classified and the other unclassified, the former official said. But, a year into his job, Porter did not have the permanent security clearance that aides of his rank always have.
Snap Inc. Shares Jump 25% After Strong Q4 Results
The firm had revenue of $207.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $236.71 million. Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Snap by 10,033.0% during the 3rd quarter .
I'm preparing for death - Pope Benedict XVI
He is the first non-European pontiff in 1,300 years, the first Jesuit Pope and the first from the Americas. Yesterday an envelope marked "urgent hand delivery" arrived at Corriere della Sera's Rome office.
Gary Woodland beats Chez Reavie in Phoenix Open playoff
He has made a lot of money the past couple of years on the tour. "He's a miracle, and I'm just happy to be here right now". Woodland finally grew emotional in the press tent after the tourney when discussing why he pointed to the sky.
End of an era: Best Buy to stop selling CDs
There's large ramifications here, mostly in factoring where consumers where buy their CDs, if they will at all. Target used to carry more than 800 CD titles, but seems to have reduced its stock to less than 100 titles.
Amazon patents wristbands to track workers' movements
If the worker's hands move to the wrong item, the bracelet will buzz, pretty much like an invisible fence used for dog training . Patent and Trademark Office ( USPTO ) granted Amazon two patents for wristbands that track workers' hands.