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

The Bloody Elbow staff has made its selections for UFC 225, and I am not even sure I should be calling this”UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2.” For the time being, Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero hasn’t yet been cancelled after Romero’s weight miss, but we know it’s not for a title fight. Theoretically this likely needs to be Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington because the primary event, regardless of the standing of Whittaker vs. Romero. Anyway, 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 beat Rafael dos Anjos and eventually become the interim welterweight champion. RELATED Can Romero conquer Whittaker’s gasoline tank? Can Covington drag down RDA? UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 employees picks and predictions for the card Notice: Predictions are entered during the week and gathered the day prior to the event. Explanations behind each pick aren’t required and a few authors elect to not do so for their own reasons. By way of instance, if Phil Mackenzie entered all of his predictions on Wednesday without adding in any excuses , he has no idea if he is likely to be the only one siding with a single fighter for any specific fight. Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero Anton Tabuena: Romero will always be dangerous, but Whittaker is likely to be the one who has made the most improvements because their first bout. I would’ve picked Whittaker even before Romero appearing like death on the scale, and I expect a one-sided affair this time. Robert Whittaker by TKO. Mookie Alexander: Well Romero shed weight. This is now a non-title bout, and it has three rounds (I am presuming ). Anyhow, these were my ideas before the weight miss, and nothing changes here. My pick hinges almost entirely on Whittaker not appearing depleted after each of the health issues that plagued him earlier in the year. His takedown defense is phenomenal, and even when Romero caught him down, he could not hold him there… and that was even with Whittaker’s knee getting jacked by Romero from the opening around! I really don’t think that changes in the rematch, and he fights at a speed and times his strikes even better compared to Yoel does. Their first bout remains the only time Romero was outlanded in a UFC battle. I am expecting Romero to fight this one strategically because he did Luke Rockhold. But, Rockhold is a somewhat basic and relatively wooden striker, whereas Whittaker cuts throws and angles in penalizing combinations. I know there’s the third-round Romero fear, but don’t rule out Whittaker planting Romero with a head kick. I’m hoping we get yet another thriller, but the selection is Robert Whittaker by unanimous decision. Read more: manchesterinnews.com