UFC 225 re-finalized with changes in the main and FS1 fight cards

UFC 225 will take place on Sat, June 9, 2018 at the United Center in Chicago. The main card will air on pay-per-view while the prelims will air on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

The fight card will feature two title fights, the first one will be in the middleweight division as champion Robert Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) will take on Yoel Romero (13-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC). Colby Covington (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) will go against Rafael dos Anjos (28-9 MMA, 17-7 UFC) for the interim welterweight belt.

Also on the main card we will see Holly Holm (11-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) take on Megan Anderson (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). This fight was scheduled on the preliminary card, but during Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 129 event UFC officials confirmed we will see them on the PPV card. Due to this change, Alistair Overeem (43-16 MMA, 8-5 UFC) and Curtis Blaydes (10-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) fight has now been moved on the FS1 prelims.

Curtis Blaydes and Alistair Overeem didn’t get any explanation as to why their bout was moved but they don’t seem very upset about it.

Blaydes states on his Instagram:

“I’ve got no idea why the change was made and tbh idc it literally changes nothing, still getting paid and still have a job to do. Only perk is now I get to clock out of work closer to 8 as opposed to like 10ish”

Overeem tweeted his opinion on the change on Twitter (@Alistairovereem):

For the record I have no problem with the decision because now people in Europe don’t have to stay up late and the sooner the better.

Below you will find the complete and official fight card and video promo for the two titles that are on the line.

UFC 225 Fight Card:

MAIN CARD

(Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

For the middleweight title: Champ Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero

For the interim welterweight title: Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Megan Anderson vs. Holly Holm

Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa

CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson

PRELIMINARY CARD #2

(FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

Curtis Blaydes vs. Alistair Overeem

Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha

Mirsad Bektic vs. Ricardo Lamas

Rashad Coulter vs. Chris de la Rocha

PRELIMINARY CARD #1

(UFC Fight Pass, 6:15 p.m. ET)

Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith

Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis

Bobby Green vs. Clay Guida

Dan Ige vs. Mike Santiago

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