UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2
UFC 225 is held on June 10 (June 9 in the US) at the United Center in Chicago, IL. The event features a stacked card with two championship bouts on the top of the bill. The promotion recently topped up the roster with the former WWE star CM Punk, who steps inside the Octagon for the second time, going up against Mike Jackson.
“A pro wrestling icon, Punk shocked the world in 2014 when he announced that he was moving to the sport of mixed martial arts, and after a long apprenticeship with the Roufusport team in Milwaukee, he made his UFC debut against Mickey Gall in September 2016. Punk lost that bout, but determined to succeed, he returned to the gym, honed his skills, and he will now face Houston striker Jackson, who also lost his UFC debut to Gall, but is determined that he will leave Punk’s backyard with a victory this June,” says the announcement.
The event is headlined by the rematch between the defending middleweight champion Australian Robert Whittaker and Cuban Yoel Romero. The co-main event is the interim welterweight title fight between Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos and American Colby Covington.
Also on the card Australian heavyweight Tai Tuivasa goes up against Belarusian MMA veteran Andrei Arlovski. The current 12-fight lineup can be found below.
UFC 225 fight card
Middleweight Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero
Welterweight Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington
Women’s Featherweight Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes
Welterweight CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson
Flyweight Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Women’s Strawweight Cláudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
Light Heavyweight Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Featherweight Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektic
Heavyweight Rashad Coulter vs. Allen Crowder
Featherweight Mike Santiago vs. Dan Ige