UFC 225 live stream.UFC 225 is here. After weeks of buildup and plenty of drama, the world’s top MMA organization returns to Chicago on Saturday night with 13 important fights — including middleweight champion Robert Whittaker squaring off with Yoel Romero.
Ricardo Lamas has been a top featherweight contender for many years and is fighting in his hometown of Chicago. He will take on a competitor nearly a decade his junior in Mirsad Bektic. Bektic is 12-1 as a professional with five UFC wins and is looking to break into contender status himself.
Round 1. Lamas shoots in for an early takedown and briefly gets Bektic down but Bektic pretty much immediately returns to his feet. Lamas continues to work for the takedown but eventually gives it up. Bektic lands a solid right hand at range. Lamas slips and Bektic looks to capitalize but they end up in a clinch stalemate by the cage. Lamas throws Bektic down but Bektic gets up immediately and looks for a choke. Bektic then takes top position on the ground. Lamas looks to quickly return to his feet. Lamas stands up. 10-9 Bektic.
Round 2. Bektic looks to land a big punch while Lamas moves in for a takedown. They end up grappling again next to the cage. Lamas has a cut on the cheek as a result of an accidental head butt.