The UFC circus lands in Chicago, Illinois this Saturday to Get UFC 225.
The lineup is completely stacked from top to bottom.
Matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard really did a remarkable job on this fight card.
The UFC Fight Pass prelims alone feature 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 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 from a Performance of the Night when he knocked out Godofredo Pepey from the 1st back in January.
There’s also a showdown involving two former Strawweight title challengers Brazilian Claudia Gadelha and»Cookie Monster» Carla Esparza. In addition, we get to see another title challenger Alistair Overeem collide with the up and coming Curtis»Razor» Blaydes in a heavyweight matchup with serious title 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 in the primary and co-main occasion.
Colby»Chaos» Covington has been impressive within the Octagon. It has been his harsh words for Brazilian lovers and endless smack talk in the direction of the divisional foes onto Twitter that has moved him up the Welterweight ladder quicker than anything, however.
He will face former 155 lb 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, however, both are evenly matched and anything could happen when they meet again.