A rare UFC women’s featherweight contest has been moved to the pay-per-view portion of the upcoming June 9 show at the United Center in Chicago, set to be headlined by a middleweight championship rematch between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero.
The news was announced on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman broadcast.
No reason was given for the change.
Holm has never competed on the preliminary portion of a UFC card and her last six appearances have all been in either the main or co-main event. It is now Overeem who will be making his first preliminary appearance inside the Octagon.
See the bout order for UFC 225 below:
Main Card (PPV)
Preliminaries (Fox Sports 1)
Early Preliminaries (UFC Fight Pass)