UFC 225 Whittaker vs. Romero 2 is held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on June 10 (June 9 in the US). The event features a series of MMA bouts with two titles contested on the top of main card live on Pay-Per-View.
In the main event Australian Robert Whittaker faces Cuban Yoel Romero defending his UFC Middleweight title in the championship rematch. Ranked No. 2 welterweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil meets Ranked No.3 Colby Covington of the US in a five-round interim championship bout, serving as a co-main event.
Following the “Gladiator” clip released mid last week, the promotion hit stream with two new trailers. The “Something to Prove” video is dedicated to the second encounter between Whittaker and Romero. The “Talk is Over” promo features Dos Anjos and Covington ahead of their clash.
UFC 225 fight card also includes the women’s featherweight bout between Holly Holm and Megan Anderson. The contest replaces a previously announced heavyweight clash between Alistair Overeem and Curtis Blaydes, which was moved to preliminary card.
Also on the main card Tai Tuivasa battles out against Andrei Arlovski at heavyweight, and CM Punk takes on Mike Jackson at welterweight. The current lineup and fight order can be found below.
UFC 225 fight card
Middleweight Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Yoel Romero
Welterweight Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington
Women’s Featherweight Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
Welterweight CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes
Women’s Strawweight Cláudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Featherweight Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektic
Heavyweight Rashad Coulter vs. Chris de la Rocha
Light Heavyweight Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Flyweight Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Lightweight Clay Guida vs. Bobby Green
Featherweight Mike Santiago vs. Dan Ige