Sunday, November 27, 2022

Kamaru Usman Set To Fight Colby Covington Again At UFC 268

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Nigerian mixed martial art fighter Kamaru Usman is set to defend his welterweight title in a rematch against Colby Covington as the main event at UFC 268 come November 6 in New York, while a strawweight championship rematch between Rose Namajunas and Zhang Weili was also announced as the card’s co-main event. Kamaru Usman Vs Colby Covington

While also the reported lightweight bout between Justin Gaethje and Micheal Chandler was also made official.
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In his first defense of the welterweight title at UFC 235, Usman defeated Covington by TKO in the closing moments of a five-round slugfest. He has since defended the title three more times, while Covington rebounded from that loss with a dominant fifth-round TKO of Tyron Woodley in September of last year.

Namajunas regained her strawweight title with a shocking first-round knockout of Zhang at UFC 261 in April. It was just the second loss for Zhang in 23 pro bouts. The two now meet in an immediate rematch.
Gaethje fights for the first time since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight championship bout at UFC 254 last October.
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The loss snapped a four-fight win streak and he looks to get back on track against Chandler, a former Bellator champion who is coming off of a vacant lightweight championship loss to Charles Oliveira.
Also officially announced for UFC 268 are a middleweight bout between Sean Strickland and former UFC champion Luke Rockhold, a bantamweight contenders bout between Germaine de Randamie and Irene Aldana, and a lightweight bout between Al Iaquinta and Bobby Green.

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