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UFC 225 results: Biggest winners, loser from ‘Whittaker vs Romero 2’ last night

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last night (Sat., June 9, 2018) for UFC 225 from inside United Center in Chicago, IL, which was headlined by a Middleweight bout which saw division champion Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero go to war for 25 minutes in a non-title fight.

In the co-main event, Colby Covington defeated Rafael dos Anjos to claim the interim Welterweight title (recap here).

Biggest Winner: Colby Covington

Love him or hate him, Covington got the job done after taking the win over former Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. The win not only gave him his first-ever UFC strap, but proved once again that “Chaos” can walk the walk after talking the talk...repeatedly. While we’re not 100-percent sure President Trump will host Covington in the White House, we know a title unification bout against division champion Tyron Woodley is definitely on the horizon. And “The Chosen One” is ready to get it on as soon as possible.

Runner Up: Curtis Blaydes

Ladies and gents, we have a new, legit contender in the land of the big men as Curtis Blaydes has now won six in a row including his devastating and bloody knockout victory over Alistair Overeem in “The Windy City” (see it again here). Prior to that, “Razor” has taken out Mark Hunt Oleksiy Oliynyk. In fact, Curtis’s lone loss came to Francis Ngannou back at UFC 216. But that loss was due to a doctor’s stoppage. Still, a loss is a loss, but Curtis has proven to be the real deal and a man who is ready to implement himself in the thick of the title pictures. And while he was quick to call for a shot at the title, he has to wait and see how everything plays out between division champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier next month at UFC 226.

Biggest Loser: Rashad Evans

What was supposed to be a bounce back fight for the former Light Heavyweight champion of the world proved to be anything but, as “Suga” suffered a first-round knockout loss to Anthony Smith thanks to a well-placed knee to the face.

That is now five straight losses for the ex Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winner. It truly is a tough fall from grace from the former champ, with really no explanation. But, it happens to the best of them, and now we wait to see what becomes of Evans after his latest setback.

For complete UFC 225: “Whittaker vs Romero 2” results, including play-by-play updates, click here.

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