Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson Bumps Overeem vs. Blaydes from UFC 225 PPV to Prelims

By Tristen Critchfield May 20, 2018


UFC 225 has undergone some shuffling at the top of the card.

The promotion announced Saturday night that a heavyweight bout pitting Alistair Overeem against Curtis Blaydes has been moved from the pay-per-view lineup to the Fox Sports 1-televised portion of the prelims. As a result, a women’s featherweight showdown between Holly Holm and Megan Anderson has been elevated from FS1 to the pay-per-view draw.

The change didn’t seem to bother either Blaydes or Overeem.

“I’ve got no idea why the change was made, and [to be honest, I don’t care],” Blaydes wrote on Instagram. “It literally changes nothing, still getting paid and still have a job to do. Only perk now is I get to clock out of work closer to 8 as opposed to like 10ish.”

Overeem, meanwhile, believes the revision could benefit his European fans.

“For the record I have no problem with the decision because now people in Europe don’t have to stay up late, and the sooner the better,” Overeem wrote on Twitter.

UFC 225 takes place at the United Center in Chicago on June 9 and is headlined by a middleweight championship clash between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero. In the co-main event, Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington will square off for the interim welterweight strap. The rest of the pay-per-view main card includes Holm vs. Anderson, CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson and Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa.



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