UFC 225 Whittaker vs Romero open workout recap, face off

Robert Whittaker defends his Middleweight title against Yoel Romero this coming Sunday June 10. The pair squares off for the second time, facing off in the championship rematch, which headlines UFC 225 held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

The top welterweight contenders Rafael Dos Anjos and Colby Covington co-headline the show, battling out for the interim title. Also on the main card Holly Holm meets Megan Anderson at women’s featherweight, and Tai Tuivasa goes up against heavyweight veteran Andrei Arlovski. In addition, CM Punk makes his second appearance inside the Octagon taking on Mike Jackson at welterweight.

The session of open work outs was held on June 7 (June 6 in the US) at the Chicago Theatre. Anderson, Covington, Dos Anjos and Whittaker showcased their athleticism and skills to the crowd gathered at the venue. Romero and CM Punk spent time directly with the fans, answering questions, taking pictures and signing autographs.

On Friday the recap of UFC 225 open workouts hit the stream on YouTube. In addition, the promotion released the face off footage from the Media Day. The full fight card can be found below.

UFC 225 fight card

Main 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

Preliminary card
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes
Women’s Strawweight Cláudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Featherweight Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bekti?
Heavyweight Rashad Coulter vs. Chris de la Rocha

Preliminary card
Light Heavyweight Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Flyweight Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Lightweight Clay Guida vs. Charles Oliveira
Featherweight Mike Santiago vs. Dan Ige