Holly Holm vs Megan Anderson added to UFC 225 in Chicago

Holly Holm vs Megan Anderson added to UFC 225 in Chicago

A UFC women’s featherweight bout has been added to the upcoming UFC 225 card in Chicago as Holly Holm vs Megan Anderson has been added to the event.

UFC 225 will be held on June 9, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

The Chicago Tribune announced the bout.

The event will be headlined by a middleweight championship bout between the current champion Robert Whittaker and former interim title challenger Yoel Romero.

After shocking the MMA world by knocking out Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 to win the UFC women’s bantamweight title, Holly Holm went on a three-fight losing skid. A title fight loss to Miesha Tate at UFC 196 was followed by a unanimous decision loss to Valentina Shevchenko. A third straight loss, albeit controversial to Germaine de Randamie at UFC 208 for the inaugural UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship has the “Preachers Daughter” in dire need of a victory, which she got in her next bout. A third-round KO win over Bethe Correia at UFC Fight Night 111 earned Holm another shot at the UFC 145lbs women’s title at UFC 219 against Cris Cyborg which she lost via unanimous decision.

Anderson is currently riding a four-fight winning streak into UFC 215 all under the Invicta FC banner. Three of those wins led to a featherweight title shot against Charmaine Tweet at Invicta FC 21 which Anderson won via second-round TKO.

With this announcement, UFC 225 now looks like this: (bout order TBC)

Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Yoel Romero for the UFC middleweight title
Welterweight Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington for the interim UFC welterweight title
Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes
Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Cláudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Rashad Coulter vs. Allen Crowder
Mike Santiago vs. Dan Ige
CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson
Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektić
Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson

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