UFC: Robert Whittaker Beat Yoel Romero in 5 Rounds came out victorious in the primary match of UFC 225 opposed the opponents Whittaker vs. Romero on Saturday. It was a  bout,  both combatants taking  delivering big pictures  walking usually out of fuel by the the fourth fifth rounds got around.
Whittaker stays the UFC Middleweight Champion but would have anyway due to Romero lacking weight the contest.
The Whittaker and Romero fought, it used to be for the meantime at middleweight, but Romero neglected weight  became ineligible to win the , that means solely Whittaker could win it. He did  used to be subsequently promoted to undisputed champion.
Saturday’s rematch used to be firstly scheduled to be a title protection  Whittaker, but Romero missed weight again and it wound up being a non- bout. But Whittaker acquired the win, so the division wasn’t thrown into in addition chaos.
Whittaker began out the clear edge on Romero, throwing greater strikes, being  aggressive and commonly controlling the . He took the  round and  at least one of the next , but ate a huge shot that rocked him and gave Romero,  was out of breath .
Romero regarded  out of it at stage in the  fight but had moments where he exploded outward and did serious injury to Whittaker. The rounds that Romero arguably won were very , while the rounds that Whittaker  gained weren’t  at all.
In the co-main ,  gained the period in-between UFC Welterweight Championship a unanimous decision win Rafael dos Anjos. It used to be a high-paced fight, but one that Covington principally gained due to octagon manage  all, but the fourth round. He didn’t do a good deal of harm to dos Anjos, but he held him against the fence  and the stress he stored on used to be  to sway the judges.
Covington now, presumably, fight Tyron Woodley to unify the belts   Woodley is . The champ has said he plans to be geared up in August,  might be too  of a turnaround for Covington, so we’ll see how that goes.
Also in most  card , dominated Megan Anderson in a ’s featherweight contest. Holm landed  strikes, hit 4 takedowns, and appeared  she should go   rounds the battle went to the judges. Anderson appeared to overmatch above all . Holm formally gained the contest by of unanimous decision, with judges her a 30-26.
The principal card opened with the MMA of former WWE celebrity CM Punk, in simply his second bout ever. The  used to be a -round submission loss at the arms of Mickey Gall,  used to be the same fate suffered by Punk’s UFC 225 opponent, Mike Jackson, in his first bout. Saturday’s bout used to be  fighter’s 2nd match, after losing their first in nearly same .
Unfortunately for Punk, he didn’t appear . He seemed tired through the middle of the 2nd round and used to be without a doubt out-classed standing. He was in a place to get a takedowns; , couldn’t do whatever with and lost a -round unanimous decision.
In the ensuing bout, veteran Andrei Arlovski took Tai Tuivasa out of the first round for the first time in the Australian’s career. The combat went the distance and used to be very , though the judges gave the bout to Tuivasa by of unanimous decision.
On the preliminary card, there had been   break up decisions, but also 5 finishes. Rashad Evans, the biggest name on the stated undercard, was  knocked out by  in the first round. Charles Oliveira scored a huge submission victory guillotine choke Clay Guida, whilst Sergio Pettis used to be on the winning  of one of the cut up selections  Joseph Benavidez.
On the FS1 preliminary card, Curtis Blaydes earned an excessive and violent TKO victory over Alistair Overeem in the 0.33 round of a heavyweight bout. Blaydes cut Overeem with massive elbows on the ground, and there was  no convalescing for the latter. Cláudia Gadelha also bested Carla Esparza through split decision, as did Mirsad Bektić over Ricardo Lamas.