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UFC 221 in Tweets: Pros react to Yoel Romero knocking out Luke Rockhold

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UFC 221: Romero v Rockhold
Yoel Romero knocked out Luke Rockhold at UFC 221.
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Yoel Romero may have had a rough time on Friday, but his Saturday was as good as it gets.

Romero scored one of the year’s nastiest knockouts, demolishing Luke Rockhold via third-round stoppage in the main event of UFC 221 to win what was supposed to be an interim middleweight title fight at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia. Because of Romero’s failure to make weight, he was unable to claim the interim strap, so it’s anyone’s best guess where the middleweight division goes from here. But that didn’t stop the pros from tuning in to what became a violent affair between two of the best in the world.

Check out reaction to Romero vs. Rockhold below, plus the best of the rest from UFC 221.


YOEL ROMERO DEF. LUKE ROCKHOLD


CURTIS BLAYDES DEF. MARK HUNT


TAI TUIVASA DEF. CYRIL ASKER


JAKE MATTHEWS DEF. LI JINGLIANG


TYSON PEDRO DEF. SAPARBEK SAFAROV


Poll

Whose performance stood out the most at UFC 221?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Yoel Romero def. Luke Rockhold
    (1790 votes)
  • 6%
    Curtis Blaydes def. Mark Hunt
    (204 votes)
  • 19%
    Tai Tuivasa def. Cyril Asker
    (640 votes)
  • 8%
    Jake Matthews def. Li Jingliang
    (293 votes)
  • 10%
    Tyson Pedro def. Saparbek Safarov
    (333 votes)
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