UFC 221: Luke Rockhold vs Yoel Romero Opening Odds

With the announcement recently that UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker is out of the UFC 221 main event, UFC instead booked Luke Rockhold against Yoel Romero for the interim 185-pound title. The revamped bout will take place February 10, 2018 in Perth, Australia.

Rockhold (16-3), the former champion, was shockingly knocked out by Michael Bisping in one of 2016's biggest upsets. He returned to the Octagon this past September, scoring a second round stoppage victory over David Branch to get back in the title mix.

Romero (12-2), a former Olympic medal-winning wrestler, impressively began his UFC career with eight straight victories in the middleweight division. He most recently lost a competitive decision to Whittaker for the interim middleweight title this past July and has not fought since.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas' odds and totals for the bout via 5Dimes Sportsbook are posted below.


UFC 221 - February 10th 2018

Middleweight Title

Luke Rockhold +100
Yoel Romero -130

Over 1.5 -165
Under 1.5 +125


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