UFC: Robert Whittaker Beat Yoel Romero in 5 Rounds came out victorious in the primary match of UFC 225 opposed the two opponents Whittaker vs. Romero on Saturday. It was a close bout, with both combatants taking and delivering big pictures and walking usually out of fuel by the time the fourth and fifth rounds got here around.
In the co-main event, Colby Covington gained the period in-between UFC Welterweight Championship with a unanimous decision win over Rafael dos Anjos. It used to be a high-paced fight, but one that Covington principally gained due to octagon manage for 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 on used to be enough to sway the judges.
Also in most important card action, Holly Holm dominated Megan Anderson in a women’s featherweight contest. Holm landed more strikes, hit 4 takedowns, and appeared like she should go three more rounds when the battle went to the judges. Anderson appeared to overmatch above all else. Holm formally gained the contest by way of unanimous decision, with two judges giving her a 30-26.
The principal card opened with the MMA return of former WWE celebrity CM Punk, in simply his second bout ever. The first used to be a first-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 every fighter’s 2nd match, after losing their first in nearly same fashion.
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 card, there had been three unique break up decisions, but also 5 finishes. Rashad Evans, the biggest name on the stated undercard, was once 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 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 there was once no convalescing for the latter. Cláudia Gadelha also bested Carla Esparza through split decision, as did Mirsad Bektić over Ricardo Lamas.