The UFC Star lands in Chicago, Illinois this Saturday to Get UFC 225.
The lineup is absolutely stacked from top to bottom.
Matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard did a remarkable job with this particular fight card.
The UFC Fight Pass prelims alone comprise former light heavyweight world champion Rashad Evans, a battle between #1 and #5 ranked Flyweights Joe Benavidez and Sergio Pettis, and the always exciting 6-time Fight of the Night bonus recipient 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 off a Performance of the Night when he pumped out Godofredo Pepey from the 1st round back in January.
There’s also a showdown involving two former Strawweight title challengers Brazilian Claudia Gadelha and”Cookie Monster” Carla Esparza. In addition, we get to find another title 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 am pumped!
Kicking off the main card will probably be former WWE superstar and hometown boy C.M. Punk. Then we will see former world champions and current teammates Andrei Arlovski and Holly Holm in actions and two title fights from the primary and co-main occasion.
Colby”Chaos” Covington has been remarkable within the Octagon. It’s been his harsh words for Brazilian lovers and never-ending smack talk in the direction of the divisional foes onto Twitter that has moved him up the Welterweight ladder faster than anything, though.
He will 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 best 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 they locked horns, but both are equally matched and anything can happen when they meet again.
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