Kamaru Usman defends welterweight title vs. Colby Covington at UFC 268

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The welterweight division’s champion has entered all-time territory after successfully defending his title for the fifth time.

Kamaru Usman (20-1 MMA, 15-0 UFC) found himself in another exciting back-and-forth affair against Colby Covington (16-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC), but after 25 minutes, the champion would earn winning scores from all three judges to retain his title.

The welterweight title bout was the UFC 268 main event at Madison Square Garden in New York. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and early prelims on ESPN+.

With no love lost in this intense rivalry, naturally, there was no glove touch before the action began.

After a few initial strikes from both, the first significant moment of the bout was a takedown attempt from Covington that was reversed by Usman. On the mat, Usman landed a few punches and controlled the challenger for a moment before they returned to the feet, where the champion would control the center of the cage.



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