The UFC® returned to the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night to deliver one of the most anticipated fight cards of the calendar year!
With the event now in the rear view mirror, lets take a look at the VIP Experience that was filled with prolific fighters, delectable food and once-in-a-lifetime moments. Plus, some amazing fights took place!
UFC 225 Weigh-Ins
What is a weigh-in without a little controversy, right? Our VIPs took to their reserved seats right in front of the scale on Friday to watch one of the most talked about weigh-ins in recent history. The reason why? Just hours before the ceremonial weigh-ins, it was announced that Yoel Romero, who was scheduled to fight for the Middleweight Championship in the main event, missed weight by 0.2 pounds (185.2 lbs.). So the title was taken off of the line for his bout with Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker. This led to our VIPs getting to witness one of the most intense stare downs in UFC history between Romero and Whittaker.
Behind-the-Scenes Meet & Greet
Our VIPs got to meet a plethora of UFC fighters while grabbing a photo and chatting them up in our hospitality suite! Some of the big names included: Chris Weidman, Urijah Faber, Dustin Ortiz, Kelvin Gastelum, Anthony Pettis, Michael Johnson, Gian Villante, Volkan Oezdemir, Kamaru Usman, Ashley Evans-Smith and Julianna Pena!
UFC OCTagon Experience
After the epic, five-round clash between Romero and Whittaker concluded, our VIPs got to step into The Octagon® to see what it's like from inside the cage! They had the opportunity to get their pictures taken and bask in the aura of being inside the eight sides of steel.
Don't Forget the Food!
Our hospitality suites come with gourmet catered food to keep you full and satisfied through an entire night of fights! Take a look at what our VIPs were treated to on Saturday night. The food packages included Hors d'oeurves, dinner stations and evening desserts.
Main Card Official Results
|Weight Class||Result||By Way Of|
|Middleweight||Robert Whittaker (C) def. Yoel Romero||Split Decision|
|Welterweight||Colby Covington (iC) def. Rafael Dos Anjos||Unanimous Decision|
|Women's Featherweight||Holly Holm def. Megan Anderson||Unanimous Decision|
|Heavyweight||Tai Tuivasa def. Andrei Arlovski||Unanimous Decision|
|Welterweight||Mike Jackson def. CM Punk||Unanimous Decision|
PRELIMINARY CARD OFFICIAL RESULTS
|Weight Class||Result||By Way Of|
|Heavyweight||Curtis Blaydes def. Alistair Overeem||TKO|
|Women's Strawweight||Claudia Gadhela def. Carla Esparza||Split Decision|
|Featherweight||Mirsad Bektic def. Ricardo Lamas||Split Decision|
|Heavyweight||Chris de la Rocha def. Rashad Coulter||TKO|
|Light Heavyweight||Anthony Smith def. Rashad Evans||KO|
|Flyweight||Sergio Pettis def. Joseph Benavidez||Split Decision|
|Lightweight||Charles Oliviera def. Clay Guida||Submission|
|Featherweight||Dan Ige def. Mike Santiago||TKO|
International Fight Week is around the corner and the UFC® 226 card promises to be one for the books. Headlining the show will be the much anticipated Superfight between Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic and Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier. The co-main event will also draw the eye of many fans, as Featherweight Champion Max Holloway defends his title about No.1 contender Brian Ortega.
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If you want to partake in the VIP Experience for the biggest fight week of the year, you still have the chance! Packages are going fast, so make sure you don't miss out on 2018's biggest event while they are still available!