Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 2 to headline UFC 268


Colby Covington will get to rematch his nemesis Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 268

The wait is finally over. After much confusion about who welterweight champ Kamaru Usman will fight next, it looks like he will be rematching Colby Covington after all.

The news was first reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN, who had learnt from UFC President Dana White about the rematch.

The fight is set to headline UFC 268 which will be taking place in November. The date and location for the fight have not been confirmed, with Madison Square Garden in New York expected to host the fight.

The pair previously met at UFC 245 in December 2019. In what Dana White calls, one of the greatest welterweight contests he has ever seen, Usman and Covington went all guns blazing in a heated clash.

Usman emerged the winner in the very last round (5th round) of the fight, via. TKO after the Nigerian broke the ‘Chaos’ jaw. Covington was ready to continue, but the referee intervened since he was taking one too many hits.


Colby Covington has fought just once since UFC 245, while Kamaru Usman has defended his title thrice

Since UFC 245, Colby Covington has fought just once. He took on the now-released Tyron Woodley at UFC Fight Night in September 2020, and earned a TKO win over the former welterweight champ.

Kamaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261
Kamaru Usman KOs Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 (Twitter)

Kamaru Usman, on the other hand, has gone on to defend his welterweight belt thrice since UFC 245. He beat Jorge Masvidal via. unanimous decision at UFC 251, knocked out his former teammate Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 and brutally obliterated Masvidal in a rematch at UFC 261.

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