The Perth Arena in Perth, Western Australia, Australia, hosts UFC 221. The event is headlined Luke Rockhold vs Yoel Romero, in a interim Middleweight title bout, sort of.
The main event was originally scheduled to see Australia’s Robert Whittaker making his first defense of the title against Luke Rockhold, but injuries & illness prevented . Inset last replacement Yoel Romero. Unfortunately Romero missed weight, meaning only Rockhold can attain Interim champion status with a victory.
Rockhold the former Strikeforce & UFC Middleweight champion, who’s currently training in south Florida under Henri Hooft, is coming off punching David Branch into submission in the main event of UFC Fight Night 116, this past September. Romero wrestled around the world for his native Cuba, before turning his athletic attentions to MMA. Romero also trains in Florida, but with American Top Team. In 12 victories “Soldier of God” has notched 10 knockout wins, but is looking to rebound from a July, decision loss to Robert Whittaker.