Saturday’s UFC 225 offers fight fans an entire evening of unrivaled MMA entertainment, and you can catch every second of one of the year’s biggest cards by streaming the event live online
The UFC has landed in the Windy City for what’s sure to be one of the year’s most entertaining cards in Saturday’s star-studded UFC 225 in Chicago. Beginning with the early preliminary card, fight fans won’t want to miss a single moment of the action as several main card talents are scheduled to appear much earlier than usual, and the pay-per-view portion of the card features a middleweight title fight, an interim welterweight title fight and a meeting between two of MMA’s top women’s featherweight contenders.
In the card’s main event, middleweight champion Robert Whitaker will attempt to defend his title in a rematch with top-ranked contender Yoel Romero. At last July’s UFC 213, the top two middleweights went to war for five full rounds of blood-soaked combat that took an obvious toll on both men. Ultimately, Whitaker used his abilities as an elite striker to win the interim middleweight title, and Saturday’s rematch is expected to mirror their first entertaining encounter.
With reigning champion Tyron Woodley still out of action while he recovers from an injury, a highly-anticipated interim welterweight title fight between fourth-ranked Colby Covington and No.1 contender Rafael Dos Anjos is the most significant bout that the division can currently offer. And with a shot at Woodley on the line, this 170-pound scrap will undoubtedly add a little intensity to the evening.
Following last December’s UFC 219 loss to Cris “Cyborg” Justino, Holly Holm’s record fell to a disappointing 1-4 since defeating Ronda Rousey. But as we’ve seen in the past, Holm isn’t one to run from her Octagon struggles and will meet UFC newcomer and former Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson in an intriguing 145-pound affair.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to stream UFC 225 live online:
Time: Early preliminary card 6:15 p.m. EST/ 3:15 p.m. PST, Preliminary card 8 p.m. EST/ 5 p.m. PST, Main card 10 p.m. EST/ 7 p.m. PST
Location: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Early Preliminary Card
Featherweight bout: Mike Santiago vs. Dan Ige
Lightweight bout: Clay Guida vs. Charles Oliveira
Flyweight bout: Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Light heavyweight bout: Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Heavyweight bout: Rashad Coulter vs. Chris De La Rocha
Featherweight bout: Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektic
Women’s strawweight bout: Claudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Heavyweight bout: Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes
Welterweight bout: CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson
Heavyweight bout: Andrei Arlovsky vs. Tai Tuivasa
Women’s featherweight bout: Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson
Interim welterweight title fight: Colby Covington vs. Rafael Dos Anjos
Middleweight title fight: Robert Whitaker vs. Yoel Romero