Rockhold: “I Will Break Yoel”
Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold believes he is the fighter to break Yoel Romero. Rockhold gets his chance this Saturday night in the main event of UFC 221 live from Perth, Western Australia on pay-per-view.
Rockhold, who won the title with a finish of Chris Weidman, is coming off a submission victory via strikes over former World Series of Fighting champion David Branch. Romero, who captured silver at the Summer Olympics, was scheduled to meet Branch before being booked for the bout with Rockhold.
Hear from Rockhold in the video promo above entitled “I Will Break Yoel.”
UFC 221 pre-fight presser
If you don’t want to sit through the entire pre-fight press conference for UFC 221, the promotion has put together a condensed highlights package featuring clips of Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero, Mark Hunt and Curtis Blaydes.
UFC 221 airs Saturday live on pay-per-view from the Perth Arena in Perth, Western Australia.
UFC 221 fighters square off
Things stayed pretty cordial during faceoffs for UFC 221 following media day events earlier this week in Perth, Western Australia.
UFC 221 features Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero squaring off for the interim middleweight title, along with Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes in the heavyweight division.
Below is the current fight card:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
Interim UFC Middleweight Championship
Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero
Heavyweight: Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes
Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker
Welterweight: Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang
Light Heavyweight: Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Damien Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Middleweight: Rob Wilkinson vs. Israel Adesanya
Lightweight: Jeremy Kennedy vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Flyweight: Ben Nguyen vs. Jussier Formiga
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Mizuto Hirota vs. Ross Pearson
Bantamweight: Teruto Ishihara vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez
Welterweight: Luke Jumeau vs. Daichi Abe