UFC 225 Fight Card: Schedule, Date, Time & Must-See Details

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Chicago, Illinois for its sixth pay-per-view of the year on Saturday, June 9 for UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2. In the main event, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker defends his title against Yoel Romero in a rematch of their bout from UFC 213, where Whittaker won the interim middleweight championship. Whittaker was later promoted to undisputed champion when Georges St-Pierre vacated the title due to ulcerative colitis following UFC 217.

That is just the beginning of what is turning out to be a stacked event.

In the co-main event, top welterweight contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington go toe-to-toe in a bout that could determine the next challenger for the 170-pound title. Former Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson makes her long-awaited UFC debut on the night, taking on former women’s bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm. Phil “CM Punk” Brooks also returns to action for his sophomore appearance in the Octagon, taking on Mike Jackson.

Other intriguing bouts include Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes, Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis, and Claudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza. Former UFC champions Andrei Arlovski and Rashad Evans will also be in action.

Below is all of the information you will need to catch the event from the opening bout.


UFC 225: Fight Time & Viewing Details

Event: UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Venue: United Center
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1, Pay-per-view


UFC 225 Fight Card

Main Card
Weight class
Middleweight Robert Whittaker (c) 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
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
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
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Featherweight Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektić
Heavyweight Rashad Coulter vs. Allen Crowder
Featherweight Mike Santiago vs. Dan Ige

UFC 225 Betting Odds

Odds are currently favoring the champion, with Whittaker a narrow favorite carrying -190 odds. Romero, meanwhile, sits at +158.

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