UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 staff picks and predictions for PPV main card

The Bloody Elbow team has made its selections for UFC 225, and I am not even sure I should really be calling this”UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2.” For the time being, Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero has not been cancelled after Romero’s weight reduction, but we know that it’s not to get a title fight. Theoretically this probably should be Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington as the primary event, regardless of the standing of Whittaker vs. Romero.
Anyhow, everyone is going with Robert Whittaker more than Yoel Romero for Saturday night. As for the co-main occasion, only Phil Mackenzie is going with Colby Covington to conquer Rafael dos Anjos and become the interim welterweight champion.
Can Romero beat at Whittaker’s gas tank? Can Covington drag down RDA?
UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 staff picks and predictions for your card
Notice: Predictions are entered during the week and gathered prior to the event. Explanations behind each pick aren’t required and a few authors elect not to do so for their own motives. For example, if Phil Mackenzie entered all of his predictions on Wednesday without incorporating in any excuses , he has no idea if he’s going to be the only one siding with one fighter for any given fight.
Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero
Anton Tabuena: Romero will always be harmful, but Whittaker is most likely to function as person who has made the most improvements since their initial bout. I would’ve picked Whittaker even before Romero looking like death on the scale, and I anticipate a more one-sided affair this time. Robert Whittaker by late TKO.
Mookie Alexander: Properly Romero shed weight. This is now a non-title bout, and it has three rounds (I’m assuming). Anyhow, these were my ideas before the burden miss, and nothing changes . My pick hinges almost entirely on Whittaker not appearing depleted after all of the health problems that plagued him earlier in the year. His takedown defense is incredible, and even when Romero caught him down, he couldn’t hold him there… and that was with Whittaker’s knee getting jacked by Romero from the opening round! I don’t think that changes in the rematch, and he struggles at a pace and times his strikes even better compared to Yoel does. Their very first bout remains the only real time Romero was outlanded at a UFC battle. I am anticipating Romero to fight this one strategically because he did Luke Rockhold. However, Rockhold is a somewhat simple and relatively wooden striker, whereas Whittaker cuts angles and throws in punishing combinations. I understand there’s the third-round Romero fear, but don’t rule out Whittaker planting Romero using a head kick. I’m hoping we get another thriller, but the selection is Robert Whittaker by unanimous decision.

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