Robert Whittaker’s rise up the middleweight ranks continued tonight at UFC 213, as the surging fighter outscored Yoel Romero to win his eighth straight fight, and the interim championship.
Whittaker worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Romero, who was riding an eight fight winning streak, before tonight.
Here are the results from tonight’s card, which took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Amanda Nunes did not fight Valentina Shevchenko as scheduled, due to illness (results via MMA Junkie).
Robert Whittaker def. Yoel Romero via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Alistair Overeem def. Fabricio Werdum via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Curtis Blaydes def. Daniel Omielanczuk via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Anthony Pettis def. Jim Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rob Font def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via submission (guillotine choke) R2, 4:36
Aleksei Oleinik def. Travis Browne via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 3:44
Chad Laprise def. Brian Camozzi via TKO (punches) R3, 1:27
Thiago Santos def. Gerald Meerschaert via TKO (strikes) R2, 2:04
Belal Muhammad def. Jordan Mein via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Cody Stamann def. Terrion Ware via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Trevin Giles def. James Bochnovic via knockout (punches) R2, 2:54