The UFC Star lands in Chicago, Illinois this Saturday for UFC 225.
The lineup is absolutely stacked from top to bottom.
Matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard really did a remarkable job with this 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 recipient Clay»The Carpenter» Guida.
The undercard will be broadcast live on FS1. Former name 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 is also a showdown between two former Strawweight title challengers Brazilian Claudia Gadelha and»Cookie Monster» Carla Esparza. We also get to find another title challenger Alistair Overeem collide with all 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 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 action and two title fights from the main and co-main occasion.
Colby»Chaos» Covington has been impressive within the Octagon. It’s been his harsh words for Brazilian fans and endless smack talk in the direction of his divisional foes on Twitter that has moved up the Welterweight ladder quicker than anything, though.
He’ll face former 155 lb world winner Rafael Dos Anjos in an Interim Welterweight Title Fight.
The main event is a rematch between the 185-pound branch’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 that they locked horns, however, both are equally matched and anything can happen when they meet again.
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