The UFC circus lands in Chicago, Illinois this Saturday for UFC 225.
The lineup is completely stacked from top to bottom.
Matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard did a remarkable job with this 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 recipient Clay »The Carpenter » Guida.
The undercard will be broadcast live on FS1. Former name challenger Ricardo Lamas will square off against Bosnian Mirsad Bektic. Mirsad is coming off a Performance of the Night when he knocked out Godofredo Pepey in the 1st round back in January.
There is also a showdown between two former Strawweight name challengers Brazilian Claudia Gadelha and »Cookie Monster » Carla Esparza. We also get to see another name challenger Alistair Overeem collide with all the up and coming Curtis »Razor » Blaydes in a heavyweight matchup with serious title implications.
And that’s just the undercard. I’m pumped!
Kicking off the principal card will be former WWE superstar and hometown boy C.M. Punk. Then we will 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 remarkable within the Octagon. It’s been his cruel words for Brazilian lovers and never-ending smack talk from the direction of his divisional foes onto Twitter which has moved him up the Welterweight ladder quicker than anything, however.
He’ll face former 155 pound world champion Rafael Dos Anjos within an Interim Welterweight Title Fight.
The most important event is a rematch between the 185-pound branch’s finest fighters Yoel »The Soldier of God » Romero along with the title-holder from New Zealand Robert Whittaker. Whittaker was too much for Romero the first time that they locked horns, but both are evenly matched and anything can happen when they meet again.
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juillet 10, 2019 - Non classé