UFC: Robert Whittaker Beat Yoel Romero in 5 Rounds came out victorious in  primary match of UFC 225 opposed two opponents Whittaker vs. Romero Saturday. It was a  bout,  both combatants taking  delivering big   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 Whittaker and Romero fought, it used to be for the meantime beat at middleweight, but Romero neglected   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  again and it wound up being a non- bout. But Whittaker acquired the win, so the division wasn’t thrown  in  chaos.
Whittaker began out the clear edge  Romero, throwing greater strikes, being more aggressive and commonly controlling the . He took the  round and  at least one of the  two, but ate a huge shot that rocked him and gave Romero, who was out of breath .
Romero regarded  out of it at stage in the entire 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 genuinely gained weren’t  at all.
In the -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  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  used to be enough to sway the judges.
Covington will now, presumably, fight Tyron Woodley to unify the belts   Woodley is ready. The champ has said he plans to be geared up in August,  might be too  of a turnaround for Covington, so we’ll see that goes.
Also in  important  , 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 the battle went to the judges. Anderson appeared to overmatch above all . Holm formally gained the contest by of unanimous decision, with two judges her a 30-26.
The principal  opened with the MMA return of former WWE celebrity CM Punk, in  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 first in nearly same .
Unfortunately for Punk, he didn’t  . 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; however, couldn’t do whatever with 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 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 , there had been three unique break up decisions, but also 5 finishes. Rashad Evans, the  name on the stated undercard, was once knocked out by  Smith 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 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 . Cláudia Gadelha also bested Carla Esparza through split decision, as did Mirsad Bektić Ricardo Lamas.