On Episode 5 of UFC 225 Embedded, a star-studded media day includes middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, opponent Yoel Romero and former titleholders Holly Holm, Rafael Dos Anjos, Andrei Arlovski, Rashad Evans and Carla Esparza. UFC 225’s athletes — including CM Punk, Tai Tuivasa, Megan Anderson, Sergio Pettis, Charles Oliveira, Colby Covington and Mike Jackson — talk to media and stare down their opponents. Afterward, Punk offers a backstage peek at the United Center, and Anderson begins her weight cut. On Friday morning all fighters make weight except for one, leaving the event’s headliner in jeopardy.  But all parties make it to the ceremonial weigh-in, where UFC President Dana White confirms that Whittaker and Romero will indeed rematch. UFC 225 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights on Saturday, June 9th on Pay-Per-View.

 

 

UFC 225 Fight card

UFC Middleweight Championship: Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Yoel Romero
interim UFC Welterweight Championship: 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 (Fox Sports 1)
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes
Women’s Strawweight Cláudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Featherweight Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektić
Heavyweight Rashad Coulter vs. Chris de la Rocha

Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
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

 

UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 will be held on June 9, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

 


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