UFC: Robert Whittaker Beat Yoel Romero in 5 Rounds came out victorious in  primary match of UFC 225 opposed opponents Whittaker vs. Romero on Saturday. It was a close bout, with both combatants   delivering big pictures  walking usually out of fuel by  the fourth fifth rounds got here around.
Whittaker stays the UFC Middleweight Champion but would anyway to Romero lacking  the contest.
The first Whittaker and Romero fought, it used to be for the meantime beat at middleweight, but Romero neglected   became ineligible to win the title, 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  again and it wound up being a non-title bout. But Whittaker acquired the win, so the division wasn’t thrown into in addition chaos.
Whittaker began out with the clear edge on Romero, throwing greater strikes, being  aggressive and commonly controlling the . He took the first round and perhaps at least of the next , but ate a huge shot that rocked him and gave Romero, who was out of breath new .
Romero regarded way 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 close, while the rounds that Whittaker genuinely gained weren’t close at all.
In the co-main ,  gained the period in-between UFC Welterweight Championship with a unanimous decision win over Rafael dos Anjos. It used to be a -paced fight, but  that Covington principally gained  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    , 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 way of unanimous decision, with judges her a 30-26.
The principal  opened with the MMA of former WWE celebrity CM Punk, in  his second bout . The first used to be a first-round submission loss at the arms of Mickey Gall,  used to be the same fate suffered by Punk’s UFC 225 opponent, Mike , in his first bout. Saturday’s bout used to be  fighter’s 2nd match, after losing first in nearly same fashion.
Unfortunately for Punk, he didn’t  . 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; however, couldn’t do whatever with them 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 close, though the judges gave the bout to Tuivasa by way of unanimous decision.
On the preliminary ,  had been   break up decisions, but also 5 finishes. Rashad Evans, the   on the stated undercard, was  knocked out by Anthony Smith in the first round. Charles Oliveira scored a huge submission victory guillotine choke over Clay Guida, whilst Sergio Pettis used to be on the winning end of of the cut up selections over 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  was  no convalescing for the latter. Cláudia Gadelha also bested Carla Esparza through split decision, as did Mirsad Bektić over Ricardo Lamas.