The UFC Star lands in Chicago, Illinois this Saturday for UFC 225.
The lineup is completely stacked from top to bottom.
Matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard really did a remarkable job on this fight card.
The UFC Fight Pass prelims alone feature former light heavyweight world champion Rashad Evans, a battle between #1 and #5 ranked Flyweights Joe Benavidez and Sergio Pettis, along with the always exciting 6-time Fight of the Night bonus receiver Clay”The Carpenter” Guida.
The undercard will be broadcast live on FS1. Former title challenger Ricardo Lamas will square off against Bosnian Mirsad Bektic. Mirsad is coming from a Performance of the Night when he pumped out Godofredo Pepey from the 1st back in January.
There is also a showdown involving two former Strawweight name challengers Brazilian Claudia Gadelha and”Cookie Monster” Carla Esparza. We also get to see another name challenger Alistair Overeem collide with the up and coming Curtis”Razor” Blaydes in a heavyweight matchup with serious title consequences.
And that is just the undercard. I’m pumped!
Kicking off the principal card will be former WWE superstar and hometown boy C.M. Punk. Then we’ll see former world champions and current teammates Andrei Arlovski and Holly Holm in action and two title fights from the main and co-main occasion.
Colby”Chaos” Covington has been impressive inside the Octagon. It has been his cruel words for Brazilian lovers and never-ending smack talk from the direction of the divisional foes onto Twitter which has moved up the Welterweight ladder faster than anything, however.
He’ll face former 155 pound world winner Rafael Dos Anjos in an Interim Welterweight Title Fight.
The main event is a rematch between the 185-pound division’s finest fighters Yoel”The Soldier of God” Romero and the title-holder from New Zealand Robert Whittaker. Whittaker was too much for Romero the very first time that they locked horns, however, the two are evenly matched and anything can happen when they meet again.
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