UFC 225 takes place this Saturday June 9, 2018 at the United Center in Chicago. The main card will air on pay-per-view while the prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
The promotion has rolled out its online series “Embedded” to preview UFC 225 leading up to the event. Stay tuned to FightBookMMA as we will have all the episodes as soon as the promotion makes them available for us.
In the main event, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) will defend his title as he takes on Yoel Romero (13-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC). In the co-mian event, Colby Covington (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) will take on Rafael dos Anjos (28-9 MMA, 17-7 UFC) for the interim welterweight title.
Also on the main card we will see a featherweight bout as Megan Anderson (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (11-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC). Andrei Arlovski (27-15 MMA, 16-9 UFC) will take on Tai Tuivasa (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Phil “CM Punk” Brooks (0-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will meet Mike Jackson (0-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC).
Official UFC YouTube description:
On Episode 5 of UFC 225 Embedded, a star-studded media day includes middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, opponent Yoel Romero and former titleholders Holly Holm, Rafael Dos Anjos, Andrei Arlovski, Rashad Evans and Carla Esparza. UFC 225’s athletes — including CM Punk, Tai Tuivasa, Megan Anderson, Sergio Pettis, Charles Oliveira, Colby Covington and Mike Jackson — talk to media and stare down their opponents. Afterward, Punk offers a backstage peek at the United Center, and Anderson begins her weight cut. On Friday morning all fighters make weight except for one, leaving the event’s headliner in jeopardy. But all parties make it to the ceremonial weigh-in, where UFC President Dana White confirms that Whittaker and Romero will indeed rematch. UFC 225 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights on Saturday, June 9th on Pay-Per-View.
UFC 225 Fight 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
- Clay Guida vs. Charles Oliveira
- Dan Ige vs. Mike Santiago
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