On Thursday afternoon, the stars of UFC 225 took to the stage for their penultimate pre-fight staredowns.
This anticipated card, which goes down Saturday night in Chicago, Illinois, will be headlined by a middleweight title rematch between champion Robert Whittaker and challenger Yoel Romero. The pair first collided a little less than a year ago, in the main event of UFC 213. On that night, Whittaker walked away with a hard-fought unanimous decision win — and the interim middleweight title. He was then promoted to undisputed champion when Georges St-Pierre vacated that title late last year.
The UFC 225 co-main event will crown an interim champion in the welterweight division, as outspoken contender Colby Covington collides with former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos.
The rest of the main card, finally, will be rounded out by a women’s featherweight contender bout between former bantamweight champ Holly Holm and Megan Anderson, a heavyweight bout between former champ Andrei Arlovski and Tai Tuivasa, and a welterweight bout between pro wrestling star CM Punk and Mike Jackson.
The UFC 225 undercard, finally, is no less stacked. Highlights include a heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Curtis Blaydes, a strawweight bout between Claudia Gadelha and Carla Esparza, a featherweight bout between Ricardo Lamas and Mirsad Bektic, a light heavyweight bout between Rashad Evans and Anthony Smith, a flyweight bout between Sergio Pettis and Joseph Benavidez, and a lightweight bout between Clay Guida and Charles Oliveira.
Watch the stars of this absurdly stacked card engage in their predictably tense media day staredowns in the video above!
Who do you think comes out on top in UFC 225’s Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero main event and its Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos co-main event?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/7/2018.