UFC: Robert Whittaker Beat Yoel Romero in 5 Rounds came out victorious in  primary match of UFC 225 opposed opponents Whittaker vs. Romero Saturday. It was a  bout, with both combatants  and delivering big  and walking usually out of fuel by  the fourth and fifth rounds got around.
 
Whittaker stays the UFC Middleweight Champion but would anyway to Romero lacking weight the contest.
 
The Whittaker and Romero fought, it used to be for the meantime at middleweight, but Romero neglected weight and became ineligible to win the title, that means solely Whittaker  win it. He did and 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-title bout. But Whittaker acquired the win, so the division wasn’t thrown  in addition chaos.
 
Whittaker began out with the clear edge  Romero, throwing greater strikes, being  aggressive and commonly controlling the . He took the  round and  at least one of the  , but ate a huge shot that rocked him and gave Romero, who was out of breath new .
 
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 -main , Colby Covington 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 one 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 plenty and the stress he stored  used to be  to sway the judges.
 
Covington now, presumably, fight Tyron Woodley to unify the belts  Woodley is ready. The champ has said he plans to be geared up in August, which might be too  of a turnaround for Covington, so we’ll see that goes.
 
Also in most important card , dominated Megan Anderson in a women’s featherweight contest. Holm landed  strikes, hit 4 takedowns, and appeared  she should go three  rounds the battle went to the judges. Anderson appeared to overmatch above all . Holm formally gained the contest by of unanimous decision, with judges giving her a 30-26.
 
The principal card opened with the MMA return of former WWE celebrity CM Punk, in  his second bout . The  used to be a -round submission loss at the arms of Mickey Gall, which 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 first in nearly same .
 
Unfortunately for Punk, he didn’t  great. He seemed tired through the middle of the 2nd round and used to be  a doubt out-classed standing. He was in a place to get a couple takedowns; , couldn’t do whatever with them and lost a three-round unanimous decision.
 
In the ensuing bout, veteran Andrei Arlovski took Tai Tuivasa out of the first round for the first 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 of unanimous decision.
 
On the preliminary card,  had been three  break up decisions, but also 5 finishes. Rashad Evans, the  name on the stated undercard, was  knocked out by  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 one 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.