Fight Week: UFC 225

UFC 225 is set to go down this Saturday, June 9, inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The live pay-per-view event will see UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker face off against Yoel Romero in a title fight rematch. However, the card is so deep that nearly half of its undercard bouts could propel the winner directly into a fight for some division’s belt.

One of the All Time Great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters will partake in the co-main event, this clash between RDA — No. 4 in the ESPN 170-pound rankings — and No. 7 Covington would be almost certain to produce Tyron Woodley’s next challenger. Let’s also not forget Covington’s post interview remarks in Sao Paulo “Brazil, you’re a dump!” Covington said. “All you filthy animals suck.”

Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington trash talking is already underway, as evidenced by the first episode of UFC 225 Embedded. I think we can all say that all the country of Brazil is behind RDA right now. 

Covinton said “Once I beat RDA, it’s Woodley. And if Woodley don’t want to fight, he can just vacate and give me that title and I can move on to bigger and better things.”

RDA fired back and said “He’s embarrassing himself. It’s embarrassing to watch, I’m a cold blooded fighter,Once I step in the Octagon, there is no trash talking. Just two guys fighting.”

If you haven’t watched it already, catch up on “Countdown: Dos Anjos vs Covington” and Embedded Episode 1

Also on the card are these great fights:

UFC 225 Main Card (PPV; 10 PM ET):

Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington
Megan Anderson vs. Holly Holm
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson

UFC 225 Preliminary Card (FS1; 8 PM ET):

Curtis Blaydes vs. Alistair Overeem
Claudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektic
Chris de la Rocha vs. Rashad Coulter

UFC 225 Fight Pass Prelims (UFC Fight Pass; 6:15 PM ET):

Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Clay Guida vs. Charles Oliveira
Dan Ige vs. Mike Santiago

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