UFC 225: Whittaker edges Romero in Instant Classic

Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington beat RDA by UD to win the interim welterweight title in the UFC 225 co-main event. He promised all week that he’d deliver the strap to President Donald Trump’s desk in the Oval Office, and UFC President Dana White told the media Saturday that he’d indeed make that happen for Covington.

Published on Sunday, 6/10/18, at 2:15 p.m. Eastern.

–For all the details on last night’s epic main event and more from the United Center in Chicago, check out my UFC 225 Rewind filed to VegasInsider.com earlier today.

MMADecisions.com provided the media scores for the UFC 225 main event. Only five of 27 media members gave middleweight kingpin Robert Whittaker the nod. Seven had it as a draw and 15 gave the decision to Yoel Romero. I had it as a 47-47 draw.

–Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington walked the walk after talking the talk. As you would expect, Covington’s postfight media scrum delivered some fireworks as well.

–Here’s the rest of the night in pictures/tweets “and so forth” (Spurrier-ism)…

Robert Whittaker won his ninth straight fight in Saturday’s UFC 225 headliner, defeating Yoel Romero by split decision as a favorite in the -240 neighborhood.

Former pro wrestler CM Punk lost a UD to Mike Jackson (30-26 across) at UFC 225 in his hometown of Chicago.

UFC President Dana White said CM Punk’s two-fight tenure with the promotion “is a wrap,” but most fighters offered props to Punk for his effort and courage to get into the Octagon and compete.

Anthony Smith improved to 5-2 in seven Octagon appearances with his first-round KO win over former LHW champ, ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans.

Rashad Evans lost his fifth straight fight at UFC 225 to almost certainly end his storied career that began when he won Season 2 of The Ultimate Fighter.

–As you can see with the tweets above, I quickly looked up the odds of a draw just before Bruce Buffer announced the scores of the main event. Then I got a reply from an individual who had indeed wagered for a draw (albeit at less generous odds than those being offered offshore at 5Dimes). I get his frustration and certainly feel for him but to be clear, it’s not on the UFC or Dana White. It’s on the three judges and here are their scores in the next tweet below.

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Curtis Blaydes made his case for a title shot with his third-round KO win over Alistair Overeem.

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