UFC 221 Weigh-In Results: Yoel Romero Checks In Heavy On First Attempt

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UPDATE: Yoel Romero failed to make weight on his second attempt at the UFC 221 weigh-ins. As a result, he is ineligible to win the UFC interim middleweight championship. If Luke Rockhold wins, however, he will still win the belt.


On Saturday night, UFC 221 takes place in Perth, Australia with Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold going head-to-head for the interim middleweight championship in the main event.

Before the bout could be official, however, all fighters had to step onto the scale to make weight for their fights.

Unfortunately, Romero checked in three pounds heavy. The good news, however, is that he has two hours to cut the necessary three rounds to make the weight limit for his middleweight title fight.

After Romero missed weight, things got heated and Rockhold had some choice words for his opponent in a backstage interview with Megan Olivi on FOX Sports 1.

Former middleweight champion Michael Bisping also had some harsh words for Romero.

“I have no idea why Yoel is talking so much trash right now,” Bisping said on FOX Sports 1. “He should be ashamed of himself. He should be totally ashamed. You have to come in on weight.”

If Romero is unable to cut the extra weight, he will be ineligible to win the interim title.

That just adds even more excitement to Saturday night’s main event.

Jussier Formiga, who faces Ben Nguyen on the preliminary card, was the only other fighter to miss weight.

The full weigh-in results for UFC 221 can be seen below:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Luke Rockhold (185) vs. Yoel Romero (188)* – for interim middleweight title
  • Curtis Blaydes (255.5) vs. Mark Hunt (265)
  • Cyril Asker (243.5) vs. Tai Tuivasa (263.5)
  • Li Jingliang (170) vs. Jake Matthews (170.5)
  • Tyson Pedro (205) vs. Saparbek Safarov (204.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Damien Brown (156) vs. “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (156)
  • Israel Adesanya (183) vs. Rob Wilkinson (186)
  • Jeremy Kennedy (145) vs. Alex Volkanovski (145.5)
  • Jussier Formiga (126.15)* vs. Ben Nguyen (125.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Mizuto Hirota (156) vs. Ross Pearson (156)
  • Teruto Ishihara (135.5) vs. Jose Quinonez (135)
  • Daichi Abe (170.5) vs. Luke Jumeau (170.5)

* – Has two hours to make weight

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