With the removal of TJ Dillashaw-Cody Garbrandt for the bantamweight title, officials have added a second championship match to UFC 213.
Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero will meet on July 8 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the interim middleweight title.
Whittaker (18-4) has scored seven consecutive victories, including an April TKO vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. He’s also defeated the likes of Derek Brunson, Uriah Hall and Brad Tavares during his run.
Romero (13-1) finished Chris Weidman last November and has waited for his crack at the title ever since. He is unbeaten since signing with the UFC.
Below is the current fight card:
UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Interim UFC Middleweight Championship
Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero
Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum vs. Alistair Overeem
Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone
Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis
Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk
Heavyweight: Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Curtis Blaydes
Middleweight: Thiago Santos vs. Gerald Meerschaert