UFC 221 Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold
Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold / Pic: Emanuel Rudnicki

UFC 221 Romero vs Rockhold

UFC 221 marked the debut of Ultimate Fighting Championship in Western Australia this past Sunday (Feb. 11). The event held at Perth Arena featured 12 bouts with Cuban¬†Yoel Romero crushing American Luke Rockhold’s title dreams in the headlined bout.

In the co-headline bout American heavyweight Curtis Blaydes caused an upset for the local crowd. Applying his wrestling skills, “Razor” claimed a unanimous decision against “The Super Samoan” Mark Hunt.

Also on the main card Tai Tuivasa stopped French heavyweight Cyril Asker in the first round, while his Australian-fellow Jake Matthews took a unanimous decision against Chinese welterweight Li Jingliang. In addition, the representative of the country-host Tyson Pedro took the win via the first-round submission against Russian light heavyweight Saparbek Safarov.

The host of the event was the “Veteran Voice of the Octagon”, Bruce Buffer.¬†FIGHTMAG reported live from Perth Arena. The complete fight results can be found here. A photo report of the main event bouts can be found below.

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