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 on this card.
The UFC Fight Pass prelims alone comprise former light heavyweight world champion Rashad Evans, a battle between #1 and #5 ranked Flyweights Joe Benavidez and Sergio Pettis, and the always exciting 6-time Fight of the Night bonus receiver 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 from the 1st round 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 the up and coming Curtis”Razor” Blaydes at a heavyweight matchup with severe name implications.
And that’s just the undercard. I’m pumped!
Kicking off the principal card will probably 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 action as well as two title fights from the main and co-main occasion.
Colby”Chaos” Covington has been impressive inside the Octagon. It’s been his harsh words for Brazilian lovers and never-ending smack talk from the direction of his divisional foes onto Twitter that has moved up the Welterweight ladder faster than anything, however.
He will face former 155 lb world winner Rafael Dos Anjos in 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 both are equally matched and anything could happen when they meet again.