UFC 225 Whittaker vs Romero and Other Picks and Predictions
The UFC Star lands in Chicago, Illinois this Saturday to Get UFC 225.
The lineup is absolutely stacked from top to bottom.
Matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard really did a remarkable job with this card.
The UFC Fight Pass prelims alone feature former light heavyweight world champion Rashad Evans, a battle between #1 and #5 rated Flyweights Joe Benavidez and Sergio Pettis, along with the always exciting 6-time Fight of the Night bonus recipient 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 off a Performance of the Night when he pumped out Godofredo Pepey in the 1st round back in January.
There is 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 all the up and coming Curtis”Razor” Blaydes at a heavyweight matchup with serious name implications.
And that’s just the undercard. I am pumped!
Kicking off the principal card will 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 from the main and co-main event.
Colby”Chaos” Covington has been remarkable inside the Octagon. It has been his harsh words for Brazilian fans and never-ending smack talk from the direction of his divisional foes onto Twitter which has moved him up the Welterweight ladder faster than anything, however.
He’ll face former 155 pound world champion Rafael Dos Anjos in an Interim Welterweight Title Fight.
The main event is a rematch between the 185-pound branch’s best 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 that they locked horns, but both are equally matched and anything could happen when they meet again.