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 with this fight card.
The UFC Fight Pass prelims alone comprise former light heavyweight world champion Rashad Evans, a conflict between #1 and #5 rated Flyweights Joe Benavidez and Sergio Pettis, along with 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 from a Performance of the Night when he pumped out Godofredo Pepey from the 1st back in January.
There is also a showdown between 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 all the up and coming Curtis”Razor” Blaydes at a heavyweight matchup with serious name consequences.
And that is just the undercard. I’m pumped!
Kicking off the main card will be former WWE superstar and hometown boy C.M. Punk. Then we’ll see former world champions and present teammates Andrei Arlovski and Holly Holm in actions and two title fights from the primary and co-main event.
Colby”Chaos” Covington has been impressive within the Octagon. It’s been his cruel words for Brazilian lovers and endless smack talk in the direction of his divisional foes on Twitter that has moved him up the Welterweight ladder faster than anything, though.
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 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 that they locked horns, however, both are equally matched and anything could happen when they meet again.
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