On one leg, Robert Whittaker put in a brilliant performance to edge out Yoel Romero and become the new interim middleweight champion.

For the full five rounds, Romero and Whittaker pummelled one another with strike after strike but Romero landed the most meaningful strike in the first round as an oblique kick to Whittaker’s lead leg reaggravated an injury.

From then on Whittaker battled away on a damaged left knee but through his excellent takedown defence, the Australian kept the fight on the feet and took the final three rounds to set up a unification title fight with Michael Bisping.

Main Card

Robert Whittaker def. Yoel Romero via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

Alistair Overeem def. Fabricio Werdum via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Curtis Blaydes def. Daniel Omielanczuk via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Anthony Pettis def. Jim Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Rob Font def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via submission (guillotine choke) (Round 2, 4:36 )

Preliminary Card

Aleksei Oleinik def. Travis Browne via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 2, 3:44)

Chad Laprise def. Brian Camozzi via TKO (Round 3, 1:27 )

Thiago Santos def. Gerald Meerschaert via TKO (Round 2, 2:04 )

Belal Muhammad def. Jordan Mein via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

FightPass Undercard

Cody Stamann def. Terrion Ware via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Trevin Giles def. James Bochnovic via KO (Round 2, 2:54 )