UFC 225 will take place on June 9th at United Center in Chicago. The main card will air on pay-per-view while the prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event we will see a middleweight title fight between champion Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero. In the co-main event, Rafael dos Anjos will take on Colby Covington for the interim welterweight title.
According to the Chicago Tribune the matchup between Holly Holm and Megan Anderson is official. This will be the first bout in the cage after Holm lost against current champ Cris Cyborg at UFC 219 by unanimous decision.
Anderson returns to after a 17-month layoff after a knockout win over Charmaine Tweet to win the Invicta FC women’s featherweight title. Anderson was supposed to fight Cyborg last summer but as reported she ran into personal issues.
The fight card also booked Curtis Blaydes in a heavyweight bout against Alistair Overeem. Stay tuned as we will have more information regarding this event.
UFC 225 fight card includes:
For the middleweight title: Champ Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero
For the interim welterweight title: Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Curtis Blaydes vs. Alistair Overeem
Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Rashad Coulter vs. Allen Crowder
Dan Ige vs. Mike Santiago
CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson
Megan Anderson vs. Holly Holm
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