Kamaru Usman Retains UFC Welterweight Crown Over Colby Covington as Fight Goes the Distance

Kamaru Usman Retains UFC Welterweight Crown Over Colby Covington as Fight Goes the Distance

  • Kamaru Usman was made to work hard by Colby Covington to retain his UFC welterweight crown at the Madison Square Garden
  • The fight went the distance as all three judges gave the bout in favour of the Nigerian Nightmare who successfully defended his belt for the sixth time
  • It was the 34-year-old's sixth successful defence of the welterweight title and remains unbeaten in his UFC career

Kamaru Usman was stretched to five rounds in his rematch with Colby Covington as he retained his UFC welterweight championship

All three judges gave the fight of the Nigerian nightmare in his successful sixth defence of his welterweight crown.

Kamaru Usman defeats Colby Convington for the second time
Kamaru Usman successfully defends his UFC welterweight crown against Colby Covington. Photo by Nick Potts
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Summary of the fight

Usman had a slight edge in the first round as he connected with a couple of jabs and defended Colby's attempted take-down.

In the second round, Usman scored a knocked down on Covington as his left punch floored the American who managed to finish the round.

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Covington produced his best round in the fight as he pressured Usman and almost got a take-down at the end of the five-minute round.

The fight got more interesting in the fourth round as Covington scored more accurate punches and attempted some take-downs.

Both fighters landed big shots in the opening moments of round five as the fight went the distance and depended on the judges decision.

Usman names outrageous price tag to challenge Adesanya

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Kamaru Usman will defend his UFC welterweight crown for the sixth time when he takes on Colby Covington in a much-anticipated pay-per-view event, MMA Mania, Republic World.

The fight is set to take place in Madison Square Garden at UFC 268 where Rose Namajunas will also defend her strawweight title with Zhang Weili for the second time.

The Nigerian Nightmare was asked if he moved up in weight class to challenge compatriot and friend Israel Adesanya for the middleweight championship.

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And Usman responded that it would only take the UFC to put a $100million price tag for the fight to happen.

Fury takes 2 ladies who asked for selfies on a drinking spree

Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that WBC champion Tyson fury made the day of two beautiful ladies who asked him for a selfie while drinking at a bar, The Sun, Daily Mail.

Stella Kabelis and Kailah Downie were star-struck when they met the Gypsy King who recently retained his WBC crown last month following an 11th-round stoppage of Deontay Wilder.

The two friends went out for a drink and felt lucky when they met the 6 ft 9 heavyweight champion and his coach Andy Lee in a swanky restaurant.

Source: SportsBrief.com