On Saturday, June 9, the UFC returns to the Windy City, hosting UFC 224: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 from the United Center in Chicago.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, will face a familiar face, Yoel Romero, in a non-title bout after the Cuban missed weight for the scheduled title affair. The pair met last July at UFC 213 with Whittaker claiming the interim title via decision. “Bobby Knuckles” was later promoted to undisputed champion after Georges St-Pierre relinquished the belt. Romero, meanwhile, rebounded by defeating former champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 in February.
Gold will be on the line in the co-main event as former lightweight kingpin Rafael dos Anjos clashes with Colby Covington for the interim welterweight strap. The Brazilian dos Anjos has yet to taste defeat in the 170-pound division, while Covington rides a four-fighting winning streak into the match-up.
The 13-fight event kicks off Saturday at 6:15 p.m. with four fights streaming live on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary-card bouts follow on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Whittaker and Romero comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC).
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington – for interim welterweight title
Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
Phil “CM Punk” Brooks vs. Mike Jackson
Claudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektic
Rashad Coulter vs. Chris De La Rocha
Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Clay Guida vs. Charles Oliveira
Mike Santiago vs. Dan Ige