UFC 213 is in the books, and while I’m sure many are still disappointed that we didn’t get to see Amanda Nunes fight Valentina Shevchenko tonight, we were still treated to an entertaining, compelling interim middleweight title bout between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker. Just as it seemed as if Romero was in the driver’s seat, up two rounds and with Whittaker’s left leg in bad shape, Whittaker soldiered through and took over the second-half of the contest on his way to a deserved unanimous decision. I was impressed with his takedown defense against by far the best wrestler he’s ever faced, and he had Romero hurt multiple times in the championship rounds. Romero was exhausted after all the energy spent going for takedowns and trying to land that knockout shot. He didn’t do much damage when he had Whittaker down, and Whittaker’s ability to escape, sprawl, use the whizzer, etc. was extraordinary. I consider him to be in the absolute elite ranks as far as takedown defense is concerned.
Up next for Whittaker is Michael Bisping, if we are to believe Dana White is certain we’re not going to have Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre next. Bisping pissed fans off by ripping up a miniature flag of Cuba mid-fight, then got
Article source: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/7/9/15942344/ufc-213-romero-vs-whittaker-post-fight-results-analysis
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