UFC 225 is in the books, and the main event saw an all-out war between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero that forced each man to dig deep. The co-headliner had Colby Covington winning the interim welterweight title after edging Rafael dos Anjos, with judges favoring control and pressure over better, cleaner power shots from distance.
Also on the card, CM Punk was completely dominated and outclassed by Mike Jackson in his second, and probably final, UFC bout.
Here’s a quick twitter thread with a brief recap and analysis of the event, that’s fitting for people’s social media era attention spans:
WHITTAKER SURVIVES YOEL— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) June 10, 2018
PROS: HEART from both men. Romero was out-struck significantly but still landed bombs, near KOs. Bobby Knuckles was Broken Knuckles for most of the fight, I don't know how he survived
CONS: No 10-8, but not surprised at this point https://t.co/3XKRUQWYA2
How many judges are giving Covington early rounds for holding a guy on the fence, while forgetting all the clean power shots he ate? Because “control”...— Anton Tabuena (@antontabuena) June 10, 2018
HOLM CONTROLS ANDERSON— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) June 10, 2018
PROS: Another prospect vs vet match up, but experience won this time. Holm got hit early, but adjusted & controlled Megan on the cage & ground
CONS: Wasn’t exciting, but Holm did what she needed. Megan needs a lot of work. She also lost her title shot
TUIVASA EDGES ARLOVSKI— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) June 10, 2018
PROS: Arlovski, at 39, showed veteran smarts. Tuivasa got tested, and passed what should be a big learning experience for the prospect.
CONS: Arlovski tried to use that smarts, ran away pretending to celebrate winning the round https://t.co/VryrtWyEEz
lol. Arlovski was trying to play the judges, when he actually lost that round. Probably the fight too.— Anton Tabuena (@antontabuena) June 10, 2018
JACKSON BUSTS UP CM PUNK— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) June 10, 2018
PROS: Not trying to be mean, but I have to be honest. I actually enjoyed this way more than I should’ve. Punk was sooo bad, so stiff, it became entertaining to see him just try. Those kicks were, uhm.. yeah.
CONS: lol at Rogan saying Punk stole the 1st.
#UFC225 OVERALL— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) June 10, 2018
PROS: That main event was an absolute war and a treat to watch. CM Punk experiment is done.
CONS: Weird judges. Main card was all decisions. Rogan was bad tonight. We’ll now be forced to hear more lame smack talk from Covington. CM Punk experiment is done.
And that’s about it. For more social media musings, follow me on twitter over at @antontabuena, and of course you should do that for Bloody Elbow’s official twitter account as well.
Check out fighters’ twitter reactions along with more of our UFC 225 coverage below:
- They said what?! Pros react to Robert Whittaker’s crazy win over Yoel Romero at UFC 225
- They said what?! Pros react to Colby Covington’s win over Dos Anjos at UFC 225
- They said what?! Pros react to Mike Jackson’s win over CM Punk at UFC 225
- UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 post-fight results and analysis