Or Romero will derail the New Zealand fighter and force the UFC to make a decision.
The fight will still take place, and Whittaker will retain his title if he wins.
Whittaker was doing all the fighting early but Romero, who missed weight and his chance at the middleweight championship, came alive after his right eye was closed up by a jab in the second round.
After Yoel Romero missed weight for the second consecutive time in a title fight, Bisping sounded off. He won in the way he often wins, which is to say he looked bored and perhaps just a little bit sleepy right up until the moment he turned into Incredible Hulk Romero and left Rockhold on the canvas, trying to claw his way back to consciousness.
US singled out by G7 allies over tariffs ahead of summit
It has found that Canada is effectively dumping that product in America and has proposed tariffs of around 20% on the material. Trudeau had bitten his tongue through skirmishes over airplanes, lumber and North American Free Trade Agreement talks.
Whittaker has landed at least one knockdown in six of his 12 career UFC fights, while Romero has had at least one in six of his 11 starts in UFC and Strikeforce. Two judges scored the contest 48-47 for Whittaker, while a third had it 48-47 for Romero.
And because it wasn't a title fight, the UFC should be extra grateful that Whittaker ended up beating Romero. Romero swarmed and relentlessly punched Whittaker, who was on all-fours, just trying to survive. I thought I controlled three of the five rounds, but he did drop me. Now that he is on the sidelines working more and more with FOX Sports, the former UFC middleweight champion remains that way.
"We came here to fight for the title", Romero said after the ceremonial weigh-ins, where he received a chorus of boos from the local crowd "I came here for the title fight". In the co-main event, Colby Covington (14-1) defeated Rafael dos Anjos (28-10) for the interim welterweight championship in a unanimous decision. Also, former WWE star CM Punk enters the octagon once again and will battle Mike Jackson.
The two fighters were introduced and faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins later Friday.
Reluctant to take himself back to the moment at first, James described his thoughts and emotions during the huddle on Tuesday. I mean, I'll be active, I'll be in uniform Wednesday . "Excited about the opportunity that presents itself tomorrow".
Mexico said on Monday it will file a complaint with the World Trade Organization over USA tariffs on its steel and aluminum . The ministry said it would open a 350,000 tariff-free quota for imports of pork legs and shoulders from other countries.
Curry stumbled over the outstretched feet of Kendrick Perkins before exchanging words with the inactive Cavs' big man. Warriors: Thompson played in his franchise-record 100th postseason game. "We don't have any dynasties".
Of course, that adventure and "Road to the World Cup " unfortunately didn't last long for the former Schalke man. Sane, 22, played a key role for Manchester City who won the English Premier League title and Carabao Cup.
On Monday, however, the first lady will appear alongside her husband, President Trump , at an event honoring Gold Star families. However, she was reported to have attended ceremony on Monday event for Gold Star families that was closed to the press.
It certainly isnt very easy to overcome being a set down in the final of a Grand Slam you've already lost a couple of times. Stephens won the sixth game before Halep held her serve and completed the victory in front of a delighted Parisien crowd.
The Golden Knights were 10-0 in this postseason when leading after two periods, but the Capitals overcame that number too. Moments later, the Knights struggled to keep up with the Caps' puck movement and left Brett Connolly open for a shot.
More importantly, who covers the spread, and will the final score hit the under or over? Running mate Klay Thompson shot 4-of-11. Thanks to Durant scoring 38, Golden State also beat Cleveland in Game 1 a year ago despite Klay Thompson shooting 3-for-16.
The monarch, a native Argentinian, was "very shocked and very sad" following her sister's death, the Dutch royal house said. Jorge Zorreguieta worked as agriculture minister during Argentina's brutal military dictatorship.
Nadal lost the opener 6-4 against 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman but began to play better after a rain delay of just under an hour. An anti-climactic match ended predictably, with a Sharapova backhand nestling in the net - her 27th unforced error.
In response, Trump quipped to Trudeau, " Didn't you guys burn down the White House? " referring to the War of 1812 . Mexico had signaled last week that it meant to retaliate against the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs.
Justify 4/5 favorite to win Belmont, complete triple crown
The dark bay colt named after the football star was summarily discounted in the June 9 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1). Trainer Bob Baffert , right, leads Justify out of Barn 33 at Churchill Downs the morning after winning the 144th Kentucky Derby .
Cristiano Jr scores assisted by Ronaldo
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Rashford stars as England beat Costa Rica in warm-up
Loftus-Cheek dragged wide from distance before goalkeeper Nick Pope came on for his debut among a swathe of England alterations. Alexander-Arnold was heavily involved, providing England width in their 3-5-2 system in a match they dominated from the start.
SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 carrying SES-12 on Monday
The older Block 4 model has been limited to two flights and is not being recovered to make room for the new rockets. Storm clouds delayed the liftoff 16 minutes from the opening of the four-hour window at 12:29 a.m.
Neymar makes spectacular return as Brazil beat Croatia 2-0
It always seemed unlikely he would be fully match fit in time for Brazil's opening Group E match against Switzerland on June 17. That means they might be forced into selling some of their most valuable assets this summer, and Neymar could be one of them.