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 did a remarkable job with this particular 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, 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 title challenger Ricardo Lamas will square off against Bosnian Mirsad Bektic. Mirsad is coming from a Performance of the Night when he pumped out Godofredo Pepey in the 1st round back in January.
There’s also a showdown involving two former Strawweight name challengers Brazilian Claudia Gadelha and”Cookie Monster” Carla Esparza. In addition, we get to see another name challenger Alistair Overeem collide with the up and coming Curtis”Razor” Blaydes in a heavyweight matchup with severe name consequences.
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 actions as well as two title fights from the main and co-main event.
Colby”Chaos” Covington has been impressive inside the Octagon. It has been his harsh words for Brazilian lovers and endless smack talk from the direction of his divisional foes onto Twitter which has moved him up the Welterweight ladder quicker than anything, though.
He will face former 155 pound world champion Rafael Dos Anjos in an Interim Welterweight Title Fight.
The most important event is a rematch between the 185-pound division’s best fighters Yoel”The Soldier of God” Romero and the title-holder from New Zealand Robert Whittaker. Whittaker was too much for Romero the first time they locked horns, however, the two are equally matched and anything could happen when they meet again.