John Gooden and Dan Hardy offer up their insight and expertise into Saturday night’s UFC 225 main event between middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and top contender Yoel Romero in this edition of “Inside the Octagon.”
Last year at UFC 213, Whittaker claimed the interim belt with a decision victory over Romero. He was later crowned the undisputed champion, while Romero held his No. 1 contender position with a win over Luke Rockhold a few months back.
In the video above, hear from Gooden and Hardy as they discuss the bout and what might make a difference in declaring the winner and loser from the United Center in Chicago this coming weekend.
Below is the current UFC 225 fight card:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Middleweight Championship
Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Yoel Romero
Interim UFC Welterweight Championship
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington
Female Featherweight: Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
Welterweight: CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes
Strawweight: Claudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektic
Heavyweight: Rashad Coulter vs. Chris de la Rocha
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Lightweight: Clay Guida vs. Charles Oliveira
Featherweight: Mike Santiago vs. Dan Ige
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