UFC 268: Kamaru Usman Defeats Covington Again, Retains Title

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Updated November 7, 2021
Kamaru Usman celebrates punches Colby Covington in their welterweight title bout during the UFC 268 event at Madison Square Garden on November 06, 2021, in New York City. Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP


Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman beat Colby Covington by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-7, 49-46) to retain the UFC welterweight championship on Sunday.

This is the second time Kamaru has defeated Covington. Sunday’s rematch was held at UFC 268 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, US.

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Usman had won the first fight with a fifth-round knockout but admitted that his opponent had gotten better after the first defeat.

The Nigerian Nightmare after the game declared himself as the best pound-for-pound fighter globally, and Covington as “the second-best guy” in the division.

Covington, on his part, admitted that Usman had a better fight.