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UFC 213 Results: Robert Whittaker Overcomes Leg Injury, Captures Interim Gold

UFC 213 Results: Robert Whittaker Overcomes Leg Injury, Captures Interim Gold

In the main event, Yoel Romaero faced off with Robert Whittaker in a five round contest for the UFC Interim Middleweight title. It's a huge opportunity for Theodorou to earn himself a place in the middleweight top-15.

Whittaker took everything the number one contender Yoel Romero could dish out.

"We were destined to fight mate". There's not a more legit middleweight on the planet right now than the 26-year-old Whitaker, which might be why it's so delightful to see him crack jokes while Bisping activates his own internal-feud-generation software. "I'm happy to keep the seat warm". Whittaker had collected notable wins over Rafael Natal, Derek Brunson and most recently Ronaldo Souza by TKO at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis in Kansas City, Missouri earlier this year.

Bisping initially offered Whittaker just a few words of congratulations after the fight, before unleashing a tirade against the Australian, who refused to respond with anything other than respect. "Romero, well done", Bisping said.

Curtis Blaydes (7-1. one NC) of Chicago didn't win many fans during his victory over Daniel Omielanczuk (19-8-1, one NC) as he stuck with a plodding, grappling style that left the crowd restless.

Whittaker needs it, because it's always unsatisfying when interim titles simply melt into real ones. He quickly laughed off the theatrics of Bisping.

Overeem with struggle survived the three rounds and got the win where clearly it looked like a win in the bag for Werdum.

Throughout the first two rounds Romero was able to achieve some success utilizing his unorthodox striking and takedown game.

But despite initially paying tribute to 'The Reaper' for his performance, Bisping responded by belittling Whittaker's newly-won interim title. The round ended with Romero looking fatigued.

A quality shot to the body had visibily hurt Camozzi and Laprise capitalized with more offense until Camozzi simply curled up in a defensive shell until the referee stoppage.

Whittaker won the title by defeating Romero via unanimous decision.

Valentina Shevchenko let rip at Amanda Nunes after the women's bantamweight champion pulled out of their UFC 213 title fight due to illness.

"I was bothered pretty good", Whittaker said. I have the best team in the world.

'I injured it in camp, and Romero's kick set it back weeks.

"With a guy like Yoel Romero, if he senses weakness, he will capitalize on it every time he can", Whittaker said. My knee was definitely hurting. If I lost the fight, God knows why.

After a close opening frame, Romero largely dominated Round 2 by taking Whittaker down and controlling from the clinch along the cage.

"Michael, you should man up and fight me (Nov. 4) in New York", St. Pierre is reported to have written.