UFC 225 LIVE: Whittaker vs Romero 2 plus CM Punk and Holly Holm updates

  • Robert Whittaker previously beat Yoel Romero and rematch is highly anticipated 
  • Romero missed weight and their clash is no longer for championship belt  
  • Controversial Colby Covington fights Rafael dos Anjos for interim title 
  • UFC 225 card in Chicago is one of the most talent-filled events of the year

Yoel Romero’s failure to make weight mean his rematch with Robert Whittaker is no longer for the middlweight title. 

That said, their second encounter remains a mouth-watering proposition over five rounds. The main event is positioned on top of arguably the most exciting card of action the UFC have put together this year. 

The hugely divisive Colby Covington takes on Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos having called Brazilians ‘filthy animals’ and CM Punk of WWE fame steps into the octagon for the second time. He was obliterated in his first outing. This time he takes on Mike Anderson who should be an altogether more amenable opponent than Mickey Gall was. 

Follow all the action with Sportsmail’s live updates throughout the night as the pre-lims kick off at 1:00am and the main card beginning at 3:00am.



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