ROBERT Whittaker is joining Jeff Horn on a mission in the US this morning to prove Aussie battlers can strike gold twice.
The UFC middleweight champion goes up against Cuban wrestler Yoel Romero in their highly anticipated rematch. While Romero’s faulty weight cut left the championship stakes out of the equation, each fighter will be competing for pride.
Aussie heavyweight gun Tai Tuivasa joins Whittaker in Chicago to fight Andrei Arlovski after former WWE star CM Punk makes his anticipated UFC return in a bout against Mike Jackson.
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Dan Ige defeated Mike Santiago via TKO (punches) R1, 0:50
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Charles Oliveira defeated Clay Guida via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 2:18
Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Joseph Benavidez v Sergio Pettis
Alistair Overeem v Curtis Blaydes
Claudia Gadelha v Carla Esparza
Ricardo Lamas Mirsad Bektic
Rashad Coulter v Chris De La Rocha
Robert Whittaker v Yoel Romero
Welterweight interim title fight
Rafael dos Anjos v Colby Covington
Holly Holm v Megan Anderson
Tai Tuivasa v Andrei Arlovski
CM Punk v Mike Jackson