The UFC circus lands in Chicago, Illinois this Saturday for UFC 225.
The lineup is completely 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 rated 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 off a Performance of the Night when he knocked out Godofredo Pepey in the 1st back in January.
There’s also a showdown involving two former Strawweight name 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 severe name implications.
And that is just the undercard. I’m 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 present teammates Andrei Arlovski and Holly Holm in actions as well as two title fights from the primary and co-main occasion.
Colby”Chaos” Covington was remarkable within the Octagon. It has been his harsh words for Brazilian fans and endless smack talk in the direction of the divisional foes onto Twitter which has moved up the Welterweight ladder quicker than anything, though.
He’ll face former 155 pound world winner Rafael Dos Anjos within an Interim Welterweight Title Fight.
The most important event is a rematch between the 185-pound division’s finest fighters Yoel”The Soldier of God” Romero along with the title-holder from New Zealand Robert Whittaker. Whittaker was too much for Romero the very first time they locked horns, but the two are equally matched and anything could happen when they meet again.
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