Highlights | Kamaru Usman Dominates Colby Covington En Route To A Unanimous Decision

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The UFC returns to New York City on Saturday night for a UFC 268 card headlined by one of the most anticipated fights of the year. Headlining the action from Madison Square Garden is a welterweight title rematch between champion Kamaru Usman and rival Colby Covington.

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Usman won the first meeting between the pair at UFC 245 in December 2019, scoring a fifth-round TKO.

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The fight was filled with back-and-forth action before Usman finally broke Covington down, scoring multiple knockdowns and finally forcing the referee to step in with just 50 seconds left in the bout.

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Covington has since claimed a conspiracy against him involving the referee cheating him out of a victory with the “quick stoppage.” Usman vs. Covington isn’t the only championship rematch on the card as Weili Zhang will challenge Rose Namajunas for the women’s strawweight championship.

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Namajunas became a two-time strawweight champion in April, knocking out Zhang after landing a vicious head kick followed by heavy ground and pound.