Rockhold was originally scheduled to challenge for Robert Whittaker's undisputed middleweight title.
Romero landed a massive left hand over the top on the temple that sent Rockhold down, and then delivered another underhand that put his lights out in the third round.
UFC president Dana White has told ESPN that Romero will be Whittaker's next title challenger - a rematch of a closely contested bout last July, where Whittaker (19-4) came out with a unanimous decision.
Romero did not appear at Saturday's post-fight press conference because he was transported to the hospital.
Bloodied and with a lump on his right temple, the Santa Cruz native was TKO'd in the third round by Yoel Romero, a renowned wrestler out of Cuba. Romero was originally scheduled to face David Branch at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando, Fla., on February 24 before he accepted the fight against Rockhold. And even though a second fight between Whittaker and Romero - less than one year after the original - might feel like a move backward, it's the only next step the UFC should consider.
The pair traded vicious leg kicks throughout the first round, with Rockhold bleeding from his shin and Romero walking with a noticeable limp. As Romero so often does, he came to life in the second round.
Rob Gronkowski's home was robbed while he was at the Super Bowl
Police were called to Gronkowski's home shortly after the team returned from Minneapolis on Monday evening, CBS Boston reported . A police dispatch broadcast said there is a possibility that multiple safes and guns were taken were taken from the home.
Why they should fight: After a layoff of more than 14 months, Safarov finally resumed his UFC career with a bout against Tyson Pedro, but it didn't go very well for him.
Had Romero made weight, I would have likely leaned toward him.
Sure, Romero has already been punished by having 30% of his purse taken away and given to Rockhold, plus he was ineligible for the $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.
But the 26-year old American played it wisely and changed things up, taking Hunt down to the canvas, where the two spent most of the remainder of the fight as Blaydes superior fitness eventually told, the judges scoring it 30-26, 30-26 and 29-27 in the U.S. fighter's favour. The problem? Romero missed weight.
After Rockhold had gathered some of his scattered bearings, Romero tried to console him, something that made for a hard watch.
SANA says the local fighters were battling IS militants and the US -backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in the area. Syria has accused the United States of carrying out a "brutal massacre" with a bombing attack in Deir al-Zour province.
Och increased its stake in Expedia Inc Del (Call) (EXPE) by 286.61% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Moreover, Zevenbergen Capital Ltd Liability Co has 3.04% invested in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) for 391,565 shares.
Nelson was a member of the 2009 Orlando Magic team with Dwight Howard that Stan Van Gundy coached to an NBA Finals appearance. Nelson has come off the bench for the New Orleans Pelicans and was traded to the Bulls before being moved to the Pistons.
Parts of Quebec, including Montreal, are in for several hours of freezing rain, making travel hard and unsafe . Hamilton just keeps getting battered by winter, with the city now under a freezing rain warning.
Orrego-Savala was taken to the Marion County Jail, accused of driving without a license and on suspicion of intoxicated driving. He tried to flee the scene but was arrested by a responding officer on a nearby exit ramp, according to Indiana State Police.
London-based Eurostar runs high speed trains carrying passengers through the Channel tunnel, which is operated by Eurotunnel. Eurostar has announced a new direct route from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, which will launch on 4 April.
Sarah Dvojack was hooked on gymnastics as a year-old girl watching the 1996 Summer Olympics, and she's been in love ever since. He later apologized to the judge for his actions who released him - but he could still face charges from the prosecutor.
Brand oversees the Justice Department's civil, antitrust, tax and environmental and natural resources divisions. In a statement, Brand said she is proud of the department's accomplishments during her short time there.
At that time he had also said Sinn Fein would be working towards a unity referendum to be held within the next five years. A special Ard Fheis at the RDS in Ballsbridge is also due ratify Michelle O'Neill as Deputy Leader of Sinn Fein.
The Kuiper belt object flyby is "not almost as flashy as Pluto", Porter said, but "it's a really unique observation". These pictures show two objects in the Kuiper Belt, the so-called twilight zone on the fringes of our solar system .
Colts finalizing deal for Frank Reich as new head coach
This column is the commentary of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. The Colts can not repeat the embarrassment of unpredictability they experienced with their pursuit of McDaniels.
Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show
Toyota says that the design of the shocks allows for a plush ride on the roads but stiffens to prevent bottoming during hard use. Attached to the Tacoma's passenger side A-pillar in the shots shown here is what Toyota is calling the TRD Desert Air Intake.
Cubs Signal Yu Darvish
Darvish figures to replace fellow right-hander Jake Arrieta , who remains available on the free-agent market. The Cubs had been considered the clear favorite for Darvish , despite a late start on courting him.
Chicharito Can't Stop Scoring Right Now For West Ham
The former Manchester United goal poacher recently told ESPN Brasil: "I have played a lot more than I thought I would". West Ham lost 3-1 to Brighton last weekend, snapping a six-game points streak for David Moyes' team.
India hopes to see Palestine becomes sovereign soon: PM
Soon after his arrival, Modi visited the Mausoleum of in and laid a wreath at the grave of the iconic Palestinian leader. PM Modi spent around three hours on this visit that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, has described as "significant".
HK double-decker topples over, killing 18
One passenger was sent to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin in a "half-conscious" state, according to the force. At least 18 people have been killed and dozens of others injured after a bus toppled over in Hong Kong .
Apple's iOS source code is out in the wild, now what?
In any case, Apple will have enough time to secure things up and might issue a patch to cover any risks posed by the leak. There are also concerns it could uncover new security vulnerabilities in iOS, which may be found by attackers.
Tata Motors showcases its electric future
The event which will be open for public from February 9 to14 February is being held in Greater Noida. Thereafter the media contingent moved with clock-work precision and moved onto Honda Cars India.
Reg E Cathey Dead At The Age Of 59
Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) February 10, 2018 We lost a sweet, sweet man and a sweet, sweet, SWEET artist today. Brilliant actor, humorist & friend! - David Simon (@AoDespair) February 9, 2018 Reg Cathey was one of a kind.
Last Islamic State "Beatles" Captured in Syria
The detention of Kotey and Elsheikh will end a yearslong manhunt by British intelligence and security agencies, as well as a U.S. Kotey and Elsheikh were the two remaining members of the ISIS "Beatles" quartet who remained on the battlefield.
Rob Porter's Second Wife: I Am Not Part of a Smear Campaign
At the court-martial, Kelly praised the colonel as a " superb Marine officer ", as The New York Times reported Thursday . McGahn made other officials aware of the accusations she communicated but took no concrete steps, the official said.