This was a physical bout of which the winner would line up against Micheal Bisping in his next UFC making this a pivotal moment for both of these heated adversaries.
Chris Weidman, the obvious crowd favourite and determined former champion, was coming back from a tough loss against Luc Rockhold in UFC 194. He had his work cut out for him in facing the devastating Yoel Romero.
The fight was won by Romero early in the third round when he delivered a devastating flying knee kick blow to Weidman's head. This means Romero is set to fight Micheal Bisping in the next UFC for the championship title.