Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II is going ahead after all

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According to MMA Fighting's Guilherme Cruz, Romero's second and final weight-in attempt clocked in at 185.2 pounds after he initially weighed in at 186 pounds earlier Friday morning.

The two fighters were introduced and faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins later Friday.

"It's great in one sense, that Rob can't lose the belt but obviously we wanted to fight for the title".

So, for the second consecutive fight, Romero will be in a planned championship bout without the opportunity to claim the title.

"The last fight with him, 25 minutes I was trying to finish him", Whittaker said.

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Now recovered from a staph infection and a nasty case of chickenpox, Whittaker is ready to get back in the Octagon with the "Soldier of God".

"I missed weight but the situation is very complicated", Romero said. Or really punish him for missing weight by pushing him down the line of contenders.

The Australian has finished opponents on four occasions during his win streak, and has earned Performance of the Night bonuses with each of his past three knockout wins, including a second-round TKO of Ronaldo Souza as a plus-225 bet at UFC on Fox 24.

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Explosive Sydney heavyweight Tai Tuivasa weighed in nearly five and a half kilos heavier than former world champion Andrei Arlovski.

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