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UFC 225 Face Off: Rafael dos Anjos vs Colby Covington | MMAWeekly.com

Watch Rafael Dos Anjos and Colby Covington square off ahead of their UFC 225 interim welterweight title fight in Chicago.

By the Numbers: Alistair Overeem

There is no denying that Alistair Overeem is one of the most fearsome strikers on the planet. At UFC 225 this Saturday, however, he will be facing a young and hungry knockout artist in Curtis Blaydes.

UFC 225 Full Face-Offs from Whittaker vs. Romero 2 in Chicago | MMAWeekly.com

Check out the full UFC 225 face-offs from Chicago, where Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero will square off for a second time in a battle for Whittaker's middleweight title.

UFC 225 Countdown: Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington | MMAWeekly.com

This episode of Countdown to UFC 225 focuses on the heated co-main event interim welterweight championship between Rafael Dos Anjos and Colby Covington.

Watch the UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 Weigh-in Live at 7 PM ET | MMAWeekly.com

Watch the UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 official weigh-in live from Chicago, Illinois on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.

UFC 225 Embedded: Family Time, Media, and Lake Michigan | MMAWeekly.com

On Episode 2 of UFC 225 Embedded, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker keeps things normal with frequent meals and family time.

The Return of Joseph Benavidez: UFC 225 Video | MMAWeekly.com

In 2017, top-ranked flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez suffered a knee injury that required surgical repair and extensive physical therapy.

Weekend Boxing Preview: What to Watch

This is a huge weekend for boxing as interesting fights, big name returns, rematches and crossroad matchups are all set to befall. But, if you don’t have the luxury of time to watch everything, here are five fights you shouldn’t miss:

Anthony Smith Hopeful of Competing in August at UFC Fight Night Lincoln Card

On Saturday June 9, Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Anthony Smith is slated to take on former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans as part of the prelims at UFC 225 inside the United Center in Chicago.

Yoel Romero claims commission cut off his weight cut, still wants title fight

Yoel Romero appeared to blame the Illinois athletic commission for his miss at the scales prior to UFC 225, and he still wants the promotion to put the middleweight title on the line.

UFC 225 Full Official Weigh-in Video: Whittaker Makes the Mark; Romero Does Not | MMAWeekly.com

Watch all of the UFC 225 fighter weigh-in from the official early morning weigh-in in Chicago on Friday.

BREAKING | Tavares out of fight with Adesanya, replacement in mind

Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya were supposed to be headlining for the first time together opposite each other. That will no longer be the case.

Kamaru Usman Confident a UFC Event Held in Africa Would Sell Out a Stadium

If the Ultimate Fighting Championship is looking to tap into new markets then they should look no further than Africa, according to UFC middleweight contender Kamaru Usman.

VIDEO | Whittaker and Romero, Dos Anjos and Covington have staredowns at UFC 225 media day | BJPenn.com

Robert Whittaker, Yoel Romero, Colby Covington, Rafael dos Anjos, and the other stars of UFC 225 took to the stage for staredowns today.

Relive Robert Whittaker's Bonus-Winning KO of Derek Brunson (UFC 225 Free Fight) | MMAWeekly.com

Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker established himself as a legitamite threat in the division with an impressive victory over Derek Brunson.

Colby Covington On Former Roommate Jon Jones: 'He's been doing steroids since college' - MMA Imports

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is currently awaiting

CM Punk Opens Up on Effects of $4 Million Lawsuit Ahead of UFC 225 | MMAWeekly.com

In addition to preparing for his second-ever MMA bout, CM Punk has been dealing with a $4 million lawsuit. He opened up to MMAWeekly.com's Damon Martin about how it affected his training for the fight.

UFC Welterweight Contender Kamaru Usman and Manager Involved in Brawl at PFL 1 (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

UFC welterweight contender Kamaru Usman and his manager, Ali Abdelaziz, got involved in a brawl in the audience at Thursday night's PFL 1 in New York.

Yoel Romero Fails to Make Weight on Second Attempt for UFC 225 | MMAWeekly.com

Despite being given an additional two hours to make weight for UFC 225, Yoel Romero missed weight on his second attempt on Friday.

Colby Covington Wants To Win Interim Title For Pres. Donald Trump - MMA Imports

UFC welterweight Colby Covington has set a new mission concerning

Jimmy Smith Previews UFC 225 CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson Bout | MMAWeekly.com

Former WWE superstar CM Punk makes his second walk to the Octagon at UFC 225 where he will face Mike Jackson to kick off the June 9 Pay-Per-View.

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People who say Holm gonna win this buenas K.O. by head kick, what a joke 😂 do you see how taller than Holly is Megan? There's no way Holly can reach Anderson's head!

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UFC 225 ceremonial weigh-ins video, photos: Two title fights becomes one

CHICAGO – The UFC 225 ceremonial weigh-ins took place today, and MMAjunkie was on the scene.

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UFC debut announces New Brunswick debut for Oct. 27

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes faces off with Ronda Rousey after UFC 205 Weigh-ins in preparation for their UFC 207 fight that will take place on December 30, 2016 at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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UFC 225 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episode 4

On Episode 4 of UFC 225 Embedded, interim welterweight title contender Colby Covington continues his fight week family vacation. Featherweight Megan Anderson and welterweight title contender Rafael Dos Anjos continue to work their heavy hands in the training areas. Hotel ballrooms host a who's-who of UFC 225, including middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, CM Punk, Ricardo Lamas, Andrei Arlovski and Holly Holm. Middleweight title challenger Yoel Romero joins the stars of the card for the official open workouts, where the Chicago fans make their favorites clear. UFC 225 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights on Saturday, June 9th on Pay-Per-View.   SUBSCRIBE to get all the latest UFC content: https://www.youtube.com/ufc Connect with UFC Online and on Social Website: http://www.ufc.com Follow UFC Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ufc Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ufc Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ufc Snapchat: UFC Periscope: http://Periscope.tv/ufc   Follow Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero: Twitter https://twitter.

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Report: Justin Gaethje-Al Iaquinta Fight Booked a Day After Dana White Said it’s Off

It seems a potential Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight bout between Justin Gaethje and Al Iaquinta has been confirmed, according to reports. Last month both fighters were on Twitter talking up the match up and it seemed like a matter of time before it announced. Although yesterday it seemed as if the fight was off, according to UFC President Dana White : “That fight isn’t gonna happen. Iaquinta is absolutely 100 percent out of that fight” Dana White said on the "UFC Unfiltered” podcast. ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto posted on Twitter on Wednesday evening that a bout between the all-action lightweights had been agreed to and the fighters will headline the UFC Fight Night event in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Aug. 25 : Justin Gaethje vs. Al Iaquinta will headline the UFC Fight Night event scheduled on Aug. 25 in Lincoln, Nebraska. UFC had this one targeted for weeks, and it’s been agreed to I’m told. — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 7, 2018 Both fighters suffered losses in April, with Gaethje involved in a “Fight of the Year” contender against Dustin Poirier , where he was knocked out.

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PFL 1 results: Andre Harrison dominant, but gets just three points in season opener

PFL 1 took place at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main card aired on NBCSN following early fights on Facebook. It was the first regular-season event for the promotion that rose up in the wake of WSOF. Fighters will earn points in the regular season, then be seeded in the playoffs this fall. At a year-end event, playoff winners in six weight classes will win $1 million each.

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Mickey Gall Picking CM Punk over Mike Jackson at UFC 225 in Chicago

Gall added, “Punk lasted 2:14 with me, which is pretty impressive. MJ lasted only :45. Punk has almost triple the time of ufc experience.” — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 6, 2018 UFC 225 is now available on Amazon Prime . On Saturday night, former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Phil Brooks -- better known as “CM Punk” -- makes his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship . In his second appearance inside the Octagon he is scheduled to take Mike Jackson to kick off the main card of UFC 225 in Chicago. Punk had his first fight in September 2016 against the young prospect Mickey Gall. Punk was completely outclassed in the fight before Gall eventually locked in a rear-naked choke and finished the fight in 2:14 in the opening period. Jackson (0-1), also lost to Gall via submission, but in 45 seconds seven months earlier in February 2016. In the lead up to the fight this weekend between Punk and Jackson, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani asked Gall for a prediction between the pair. Gall believes Jackson has the skill and experience to beat Punk but is tipping the former WWE star to walk away victorious.

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Luke Rockhold had a one-word reaction to Yoel Romero missing weight at UFC 225

Rockhold has been relatively silent in the months since his loss to Romero. He’s currently dealing with a leg injury, but even from the sidelines he gave a snide reaction to Romero’s second consecutive weigh-in miss (via Twitter ):

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Fight Facts: PFL 1 2018 Regular Season Debut

What a night for the Heavyweights! The race for the #PFLmma playoffs is heating up. #PFL1 pic.twitter.com/Sb5JDykbjb — #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) June 8, 2018 PFL Featherweight Standings following the completion of #PFL1 in New York. Which fighter had the best performance of the night? #PFLmma #MMA #NewYorkCity pic.twitter.com/z80aWuwMqZ — #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) June 8, 2018 Fight Facts is a breakdown of all of the interesting information and cage curiosities on every card, with some puns, references and portmanteaus to keep things fun. These deep stat dives delve into the numbers, providing historical context and telling the stories behind those numbers. The organization formerly known as World Series of Fighting brought with it more than a new name to Madison Square Garden in New York City, lighting the fuse for the first season of the Professional Fighters League in 2018. The landmark event held bouts at featherweight and heavyweight, and featured a rare high flying knockout, a “Comeback of the Year” contender, and an undefeated fighter with no end to his streak in sight.

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Coach Duke Roufus Impressed with CM Punk’s Instincts, Progress as a Fighter

UFC 225 is now available on Amazon Prime . On Saturday night, Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Phil Brooks -- better known as “CM Punk” -- will make his second appearance inside the Octagon against Mike Jackson to kick off the main card of UFC 225 in Chicago. Punk, who is a Chicago native, made his mixed martial arts debut in September 2016 against Mickey Gall . It was a clear mismatch in ability with Gall dominating Punk and submitting him in 2:14 in the very first round. Punk went back to the drawing board and by all accounts has been training hard at his gym at Roufusport in Milwaukee. Head coach and founder of Roufusport, Duke Roufus, talked to MMAFighting.com about the improvements in Punk’s game: “Incredibly. The first fight, I’m not gonna lie, we all rolled the dice. It was like this crazy science project. I haven’t been that nervous before a fight before, honestly. And we’re really good friends. Ariel Helwani and myself and Chael Sonnen in Chicago in January 2013, we all sat together with Punk and watched Ben Askren beat Karl Amoussou when Thursday night Bellator was on.

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UFC Fighters React To Yoel Romero's Back-To-Back Missed Weights In Title Fights - MMA Imports

This is not the first time Romero missed weight for a title fight. The mixed martial artist failed to make weight in his battle for the interim belt against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 as well.

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Yoel Romero misses weight on second attempt, hits 185.2 | BJPenn.com

Almost two hours later, Romero took to the scale for a second time, and unfortunately, he once again missed, tipping the scales at 185.2 pounds — just 0.2 above the mark. He will not be given another chance to weigh in, per the rules of the commission in Illinois.

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Mike Jackson and the Clash of the Entertainers

UFC 225 is now available on Amazon Prime . Mike Jackson: “I Don’t Want to Hurt Him.” For a man approaching a pivotal moment in his fight career -- his UFC 225 clash with Phil Brooks , in Brooks’ hometown of Chicago, no less -- Jackson gives the appearance of feeling little pressure. Well, that isn’t entirely true. Ensconced in a large leather power recliner at a cryotherapy center in Pearland, Texas, just south of Houston proper, both of Jackson’s legs are immobilized at the moment in inflatable compression sleeves. The toes that protrude from the far end of each black nylon sleeve, allowing the attendant to verify adequate blood flow, sport iridescent green nail polish. Never having used this particular facility’s compression therapy, Jackson was informed that the device had settings of increasing pressure, numbered one through seven. The attendant asked him how much pressure he wanted. “Let’s start on five and go up from there if we need,” Jackson said after a moment’s thought. For a compulsive over-thinker such as myself, it is tempting to draw clues about Jackson from that apparently offhanded response.

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PFL 1 results: Andre Harrison dominant, but gets just three points in season opener

PFL 1 took place at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main card aired on NBCSN following early fights on Facebook. It was the first regular-season event for the promotion that rose up in the wake of WSOF. Fighters will earn points in the regular season, then be seeded in the playoffs this fall. At a year-end event, playoff winners in six weight classes will win $1 million each.

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UFC 225's Megan Anderson doesn't think much of Holly Holm's power

“She’s a phenomenal athlete, but I’ve been training super hard,” said Anderson, who meets Holm on UFC 225’s PPV main card. “It’s been a while since I’ve been in the cage, and I’ve put in a lot of hard work at the gym. I’m excited to show you all on Saturday night and get my hand raised.”

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Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Magic Man

Whatever was left of the relative anonymity under which Marlon Moraes competed in the World Series of Fighting has disappeared. Moraes won for the 16th time in 17 appearances and planted his flag as a potential No. 1 contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight division, as he disposed of Jimmie Rivera with a first-round head kick and follow-up punches in the UFC Fight Night 131 main event on June 1 in Utica, New York. Rivera met his end 33 seconds into Round 1, his run of consecutive victories snapped at 20. Since debuting in the UFC with a contentious split decision defeat to Raphael Assuncao in June 2017, Moraes has gone 3-0, his knockout of Rivera preceded by wins over John Dodson and Aljamain Sterling . It puts the 30-year-old former WSOF champion on the doorstep to a title shot at 135 pounds, as the MMA world awaits the rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt on Aug. 4. For now, Moraes sits tight at No. 5 in the latest Sherdog.com divisional rankings. Meanwhile, four-time NCAA All-American wrestler Gregor Gillespie moved to 12-0 overall and 5-0 inside the Octagon, as he submitted Vinc Pichel with an arm-triangle choke in the second round of the UFC Fight Night “Rivera vs.

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UFC 225's Mike Jackson wants another UFC fight with win over CM Punk

“I feel that if I show my skills and show what I’m capable of doing, Uncle Dana, he has no choice but to let me ride another one out,” Jackson (0-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) told MMAjunkie in advance of his pay-per-view opener against Punk (0-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 225, which takes place Saturday at United Center in Chicago.

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You think so? I hope he loses but think he wins, unfortunately. However, I do not expect his ignorance and horrible attempts at trash talk/playing the heel to end. As such, I expect the hate to keep on rolling as well. I know my feelings won't change even a little regardless.

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Jon Jones responds to Covington's claims, 'You're a special type of liar'

“He just started doing steroids and always freaking had roid rage. He’d come home and he’d yell at me ‘oh what the f*ck are you doing Colby, do the dishes’ and he would just like freak out. I would see this roid rage in his eyes and I would just be like ‘what’s your deal, man?’. Cause he was wrestling at 197 [pounds], he was a national champ in junior college and he was trying to move up and go to heavyweight. So he thought he had to do a cycle of roids and I just lost a lot of respect for him.

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Bruce Buffer on Instagram: “Cool to to run into @SteveO at the LA airport who is a huge #UFC fan & was boarding an earlier flight to Chicago to go see @UFC 225 which…”

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After positive meeting, Bellator boss Scott Coker negotiating new deal with Paul Daley

All the while, Daley has feuded with welterweight star Michael Page (13-0 MMA, 9-0 BMMA), which also factored into his rocky relationship with Bellator. In earlier interviews, Coker claimed he offered Daley a date with “Venom” Page and was turned down; Daley said Coker was “bitter” and “just wanted the Page fight on his timing.”

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Conor McGregor Claims UFC 224 Could Have Put Him No. 2 on Forbes Highest Paid List | MMAWeekly.com

Forbes reported that McGregor earned an estimated $99 million in salary and endorsements, putting him solidly at No. 4 on the publications list of the World’s Highest Paid Athletes of 2018. The Irishman claims that he had an agreement in place to fight on May 12 in Rio de Janeiro, which would have been UFC 224, but it never materialized. 

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Brad Tavares out of TUF 27 Finale vs. Israel Adesanya; Thiago 'Marreta' Santos possible replacement

White, who is currently in Chicago for UFC 225 fight week, said the organization is currently working toward finding a replacement opponent for “Stylebender.” He mentioned Brazil’s Thiago “Marreta” Santos (17-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC) as a name who’s offered to step in, but White was noncommittal and said discussions are still ongoing.

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67 Mike Jackson: Fighting in the UFC is Just a 'Bucket List' Item for CM Punk | MMAWeekly.com
68 Derrick Krantz Solves Kassius Holdorf Riddle in Legacy Fighting Alliance 42 Headliner
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72 UFC 225 main-card breakdown: Will Holly Holm spoil Megan Anderson's UFC debut?
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74 Stacked! UFC Adds Three Exciting Fights To Upcoming Cards - MMA Imports
75 Colby Covington wants us to hate him so much we need him. Is it working yet?
76 Chicago Crowd Takes Over Covington Interview With "Colby Sucks" Chant - MMA Imports