UFC 225, which took place at United Center in Chicago, Ill., this past weekend (Sat., June 9, 2018), saw Robert Whittaker edge out a split decision in a bloody, back-and-forth win over Yoel Romero in their rematch (highlights) despite no title being on the line (“Soldier of God” missed weight).
In the pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, Colby Covington captured the interim Welterweight title with an impressive performance against former UFC Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (highlights), taking home a unanimous decision and earning a future 170-pound unification bout against a very fired up Tyron Woodley.
Holly Holm, Curtis Blaydes and Claudia Gadelha, among others, also all picked up impressive victories. In fact, Blaydes’ bloody destruction of Alistair Overeem (watch it) was borderline criminal. And it appears as though the C.M. Punk experiment inside the Octagon is officially (and mercifully) over thanks to the fists (and shenanigans) of Mike Jackson (highlights).
Check out all the highlights from UFC 225 in the video player above and quick results below from our live play-by-play results stream.
Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero — Whittaker def. Romero by split decision (47-48, 48-47 x2)
Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos — Covington def. Dos Anjos by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47 x2)
Megan Anderson vs. Holly Holm — Holm def. Anderson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa — Tuivasa def. Arlovski by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
C.M. Punk vs. Mike Jackson — Jackson def. Punk by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Curtis Blaydes vs. Alistair Overeem — Blaydes def. Overeem by TKO (elbows) at 2:56 of Round Three
Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha — Gadelha def. Esparza by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Mirsad Bektic vs. Ricardo Lamas — Bektic def. Lamas by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Rashad Coulter vs. Chris De La Rocha — De La Rocha def. Coulter by TKO (punches and elbows) at 3:53 of Round Two
Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith — Smith def. Evans by KO (knee) at 0:53 of Round One
Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis — Pettis def. Benavidez by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Clay Guida vs. Charles Oliveira — Oliveira def. Guida by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:18 of Round One
Dan Ige vs. Mike Santiago — Ige def. Santiago by TKO (punches) at 0:50 of Round One
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