Yoel Romero will get a second crack at Robert Whittaker this weekend at UFC 225. The first fight went on Whittaker’s favour via a unanimous decision and Whittaker was crowned champion as a result as well.
Ahead of the second fight in Chicago this weekend, Romero said that he will be correcting the mistakes that he made in the first fight.
“I made a mistake, and this time, we worked on the mistake I made in the last fight with (Whittaker). On Saturday, we’ll make it better. I had a moment in the fight I could’ve finished him, and I didn’t. This time, I’ll finish him,” he said during an interview with MMA Junkie.
Romero further went on to add that it is a big moment for his career.
“It’s a big moment – it’s the title. In the beginning when I fought in the UFC, I wanted to learn in the octagon. This time, it’s not like that. It’s not like that when you fight for the title. Now when you have a moment for the kill with somebody, you do it,” he added.
Romero vs. Whittaker will serve as the main event of the UFC 225 pay-per-view when the Interim welterweight championship fight between Colby Covington and Rafael Dos Anjos will be the co-main event.