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Oddsbot
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03.09.2018 | 10:40 AM ET

This is the official discussion thread for Whittaker vs. Romero II. Let's see what you've got.

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Robert Whittaker defeats Yoel Romero via 5 Round Decision

Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker
Mmaweekly large Yoel "Soldier of God" Romero

Whittaker
Decision
Round 5

Robert Whittaker Yoel Romero

"The Reaper" "Soldier of God"

19-4-0   Pro Record At Fight   13-2-0
Climbed to 20-4   Record After Fight   Fell to 13-3
-245 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +205 (Moderate Underdog)
Au Australia   Nationality   Cu Cuba
Menai, New South Wales, Australia   Fighting out of   Coconut Creek, Florida
27 years, 5 months, 6 days   Age at Fight   41 years, 1 month, 3 days
185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   185.2 lbs (84.0 kgs)
6'0" (182cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
73.5" (187cm)   Reach   73.5" (187cm)
PMA Super Martial Arts Centre   Gym   American Top Team
Tapology Community Predictions: 1831  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Romero
21%
Whittaker
79%

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skelliher
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03.09.2018 | 10:40 AM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

Expected for Chicago.

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golfy77
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05.06.2018 | 2:50 AM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   correct Decision  

As much as I want Romero to become champion, it's just not going to happen against Whittaker.
mikeyg
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05.06.2018 | 3:13 AM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   correct Decision  

Head says Whittaker, Gut says Romero, Heart says Whittaker. I guess Whittaker by UD again.

I expect a better fight too.
Seabeast06
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06.02.2018 | 4:00 PM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   correct Decision  

No reason history doesn't repeat itself, Whittaker via exciting but clear-cut decision.
ImperatorFishrat
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06.02.2018 | 7:26 PM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  


Unfortunately I have to concur with Mikey. For some reason, I just have a really bad feeling that Romero will catch Knuckles this time around. Hope to **** I'm wrong, rob is my favorite fighter.

However, the first fight wouldn't have been close if not for that dirty knee stomp. I hate them and think they should be banned. It's really just joint manipulation, and if you're going to allow those, you might as well allow finger breaking.

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06.02.2018 | 9:20 PM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

Love seeing whittaker get to where he is at by fighting at a better weight. I can only think of a few fighters who have done this, but it says to me that some guys are cutting too much and aren't hitting their proper peak. But I digress.

As for the fight, I wouldn't be surprised by any ending. I just know that this is one of the must see fights of the year. I keep getting this weird feeling that whittaker may get stunned, but he has become one of the most complete fighters in the Ufc. His td defense in their 1st fight was a thing of beauty.

Yoel making it 5 rounds with knuckles may be a credit to just how good yoel is. These are clearly the 2 best in the division right now. I think the margin for error is so small for these 2 against one another. Either guy can end the fight instantly.

You don't see a fight except maybe at heavyweight where both guys are bringing this kind of power to a fight. I'll go yoel 3rd rnd ko just to be different.

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lldowntoearthll
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06.03.2018 | 8:24 PM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   correct Decision  

picked whittaker fight time around, stick with him for this i guess. anything can happen here.
Shaolin86
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06.04.2018 | 7:32 AM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

I think if Whittaker's knee holds up through the fight with Romero attacking it I think he gets the finish here. Think he's more able to push a pace on Romero and wear him down. Whittaker by 4th round head kick as Romero starts to get slow and sloppy. I know this may sound crazy, but considering how easy it was for him to get up from all of Romero's takedowns in the first fight it may be a good idea to push foward hard early and let Romero shoot in a few times to wear himself out. 

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Teem
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06.05.2018 | 12:20 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Romero   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

My gut's telling me freak Romero uncorks a bomb from hell on Knuckles in the championship rounds.
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06.05.2018 | 2:15 PM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

Huge supporter of both these guys. I wish Yoel had a chance to hold the real belt. With a young blood like Whittaker on the throne its a tall order for him to get there. If Romero was in the UFC at the same time Silva reigned there would never have been an argument for Anderson Silva being the GOAT. Romero would have been known as the greatest. But Whittaker is the real deal and will remain champion for years to come. The division is too old to keep up with him.

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06.05.2018 | 6:48 PM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 5  

I'm for gay Jesus. So bollocks to Yoel.
MassaBruce
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06.05.2018 | 7:15 PM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   correct Decision  

After Yoel there's really nobody left to truly challenge Bobby Knuckles anytime soon. Maybe Gastelum & Weidman. Maybe

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06.06.2018 | 12:48 AM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

^ If Whittaker wins I think a matchup with Gastelum would be really good. 

Weidman I think needs another fight once he comes back from injury to get into the talk. Maybe Weidman vs Jacare.
ImperatorFishrat
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06.06.2018 | 1:34 AM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

Whittaker would straight up beat the **** out of both weidman and Gastelum IMO.I doubt many will agree with me but I feel Paulo Costa is the biggest threat at MW right now other than Romero;  he's undefeated, every one of his wins has been by KO/ TKO and he has yet to even enter the third round in any match. Dude's a murderer. Hope he gets given a high profile bout soon and before he popes for whatever makes him a supermutant. Rockhold has likely capped and I expect him to go a similar route to Weidman.

* Edited at 06.06.2018, 2:05 AM ET *

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CoMak
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06.06.2018 | 6:47 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Romero   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

I think Yoel will pace himself a lot better than he did in the first fight and use less wrestling losing the first 1 or 2 rounds and then in the 3rd or the 4th uncorks either a knee or a kick that sends Whittaker into the shadow realm or Whittaker could out box him for 5 rounds 

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TimmyTT
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06.08.2018 | 3:33 AM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Whittaker Rolls Romero
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06.08.2018 | 9:12 AM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

Whittaker's stamina advantage will settle the deal

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freemoneyforall
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06.08.2018 | 4:14 PM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

Romero is pathetic time to fight at 205 loser and hire a better english teacher shmuck.

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06.08.2018 | 4:31 PM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   correct Decision  

a lot of fighter don't talk english and use a traductor, at least he try...
But for the weight of course he should be force to move to 205

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06.08.2018 | 5:39 PM ET

Prediction: correct Whittaker   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

Apologies.Yeah your right i was just being a goof.

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