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Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker 2 set for UFC 225 in Chicago!

Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker 2 set for UFC 225 in Chicago!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The octagon will return to Chicago on June 9 for UFC 225.

The pay-per-view event will be headlined by a middleweight title fight rematch featuring current title holder Robert Whittaker taking on top division contender Yoel Romero.

BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor broke the news on Twitter:

Robert Whittaker was last seen in action at July’s UFC 213 event in Las Vegas where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Yoel Romero capturing the promotions interim middleweight title in the process.

Whittaker was later promoted to undisputed UFC middleweight champion, this after Georges St-Pierre opted to vacate his middleweight title after defeating Michael Bisping in New York.

Since moving up to the UFC’s middleweight division in November of 2014, Robert Whittaker has gone a perfect 7-0 which includes knockout victories over Clint Hester, Brad Tavares, Derek Brunson and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.

Meanwhile, Yoel Romero was last seen in action at February’s UFC 221 event in Perth, Australia where he scored a nasty second-round knockout victory over former division champion Luke Rockhold.

Romero has gone an impressive 9-1 over his past ten fights which includes nasty knockout victories over Clifford Starks, Ronny Markes, Derek Brunson, Tim Kennedy, Lyoto Machida, Chris Weidman and most recently the aforementioned Luke Rockhold.

UFC 225 takes place June 9 live from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Also announced for the fight card is a key heavyweight showdown between former title challenger Alistair Overeem and surging division contender Curtis Blaydes.

In addition to that, UFC 225 also features a flyweight tilt between Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis and a women’s strawweight tilt between Claudia Gadelha and Carla Esparza.

Who do you think will emerge victorious when Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker rematch for the undisputed UFC middleweight title on June 9 in Chicago?

Check out April’s UFC on FOX 29 Fight Card!

Check out April’s UFC on FOX 29 Fight Card!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The octagon invades Glendale, Arizona on April 14 for the promotions UFC on FOX 29: Gaethje vs. Poirier event.

The event, which features a grand total of fourteen exciting fights, is headlined by a key lightweight contest pitting surging division contender Dustin Poirier against former World Series of Fighting title holder Justin Gaethje.

Dustin Poirier is coming off a third-round TKO victory over former division champion Anthony Pettis at November’s UFC Fight Night 120 event in Norfolk. Prior to that, “The Diamond” was involved in a war with Eddie Alvarez which unfortunately ended in a no-contest at UFC 211.

Meanwhile, Justin Gaethje is coming his first career loss to the aforemention Eddie Alvarez at December’s UFC 218 event in Detroit. Prior to the setback, Gaethje had gone a perfect 18-0 which included a thrilling knockout of Michael Johnson in his UFC debut.

The co-main event of UFC on FOX 29 will feature former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit taking on the always dangerous Matt Brown.

Condit has suffered three straight losses, his most recent coming to Neil Magny at December’s UFC 219 event in Las Vegas.

As for the “Immortal” one, Matt Brown is coming off an absolutely brutal knockout victory over Diego Sanchez. The win snapped a three-fight losing skid for the veteran welterweight.

Get the full UFC on FOX 29 fight card below:

UFC on FOX Main Card:

Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier
Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown
Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori
Gilbert Burns vs. Lando Vannata
Tim Boetsch vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
Cortney Casey vs. Michelle Waterson

FS1 Prelims:

John Moraga vs. Wilson Reis
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Brad Tavares
Luke Sanders vs. Patrick Williams
Muslim Salikhov vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan

UFC Fight Pass Prelims:

Matthew Lopez vs. Alejandro Perez
Arjan Bhullar vs. Adam Wieczorek
Dhiego Lima vs. Yushin Okami
Shana Dobson vs. Lauren Mueller

BREAKING! Richard Sherman signs 3-year deal with the 49ers!

BREAKING! Richard Sherman signs 3-year deal with the 49ers!

BREAKING! Richard Sherman signs 3-year deal with the 49ers!

Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has agreed to a 3-year deals with the San Francisco 49ers.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news moments ago on Twitter:

The long-time Seattle Seahawks defender issued the following statement on social media after being released by the organization on Friday.

According to the report, Sherman signed a $39 million dollar deal with the rival 49ers which spans over three years.

The deal is said to include a five million dollar signing bonus.

The 29-year-old veteran, Sherman, suffered a season-ending Achilles tear this past November.

Obviously the 49ers believe that Richard Sherman will be fully recovered for the 2018-2019 season.

Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for all your major NFL News!

VIDEO | Watch Brian Ortega KO Frankie Edgar at UFC 222

VIDEO | Watch Brian Ortega KO Frankie Edgar at UFC 222

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

https://twitter.com/TeamFA/status/970228355365855232

Brian Ortega made history at the past weekend’s UFC 222 event in Las Vegas, becoming the first fighter in history to finish UFC legend Frankie Edgar.

“T-City” was able to land a nasty standing elbow that had Edgar on wobbly legs and in all sorts of trouble.

From there, Ortega would land a pair of punches followed by a savage uppercut that send the former lightweight champion crashing to the canvas.

Ortega would follow up with two ground and pound strikes which prompted the referee to step in and stop the contest.

With the win, Ortega has now earned himself a shot at current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway.