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 did a remarkable job on this particular fight 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 in the 1st back in January.
There’s also a showdown involving two former Strawweight title challengers Brazilian Claudia Gadelha and”Cookie Monster” Carla Esparza. We also get to see another name challenger Alistair Overeem collide with all the up and coming Curtis”Razor” Blaydes at a heavyweight matchup with severe title 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 will see former world champions and present teammates Andrei Arlovski and Holly Holm in actions and two title fights in the primary and co-main occasion.
Colby”Chaos” Covington has been impressive inside the Octagon. It has been his harsh words for Brazilian fans and never-ending smack talk in the direction of his divisional foes onto Twitter which has moved him up the Welterweight ladder quicker than anything, however.
He’ll face former 155 lb world champion Rafael Dos Anjos within 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 and the title-holder from New Zealand Robert Whittaker. Whittaker was too much for Romero the first time that they locked horns, however, both are evenly matched and anything can happen when they meet again.