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UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero II fight card shaping up

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Check out the current fight card for UFC 225 on June 9th in Chicago, Illinois.

The UFC heads to the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, June 9th for UFC 225. In the main event, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker rematches Yoel Romero, less than a year removed from their thrilling first encounter, which saw Whittaker win the interim title by unanimous decision. No co-main event has been named, but one of the top fights on the undercard is heavyweight contender and Chicago-native Curtis Blaydes against Alistair Overeem.

Longtime flyweight standout Joseph Benavidez returns from injury to face Sergio Pettis, while strawweight contenders Claudia Gadelha and Carla Esparza also are set to meet inside the Octagon. Oh yeah, and CM Punk claims he’s fighting on this card, opponent TBD, so let’s add him in there too.

Here’s what is on tap for UFC 225:

Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero
Curtis Blaydes vs. Alistair Overeem
Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Claudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
Allen Crowder vs. Rashad Coulter
CM Punk vs. TBA

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