The UFC circus 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 on this particular card.
The UFC Fight Pass prelims alone comprise former light heavyweight world champion Rashad Evans, a conflict between #1 and #5 ranked 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 from a Performance of the Night when he pumped out Godofredo Pepey from the 1st round back in January.
There is also a showdown between two former Strawweight name challengers Brazilian Claudia Gadelha and”Cookie Monster” Carla Esparza. We also get to see another title challenger Alistair Overeem collide with all the up and coming Curtis”Razor” Blaydes in a heavyweight matchup with serious name implications.
And that’s just the undercard. I’m pumped!
Kicking off the main card will 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 main and co-main occasion.
Colby”Chaos” Covington has been impressive inside the Octagon. It has been his cruel words for Brazilian lovers and endless smack talk from the direction of the divisional foes onto Twitter that has moved him up the Welterweight ladder faster than anything, however.
He’ll face former 155 pound world champion 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, the two are equally matched and anything could happen when they meet again.
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