BREAKING: Kamaru Usman and Rose Namajunas to Defend Titles- Will Headline UFC 268

Published 08/28/2021, 11:19 PM EDT


The much-awaited fight between Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title is now finalized for UFC 268 on November 6th at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ and ‘Chaos’ will be one of two title fights at UFC 268, as Rose Namajunas and Zhang Weili are also confirmed for a rematch at ‘MSG’. 

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There were a lot of rumors suggesting that Covington vs Usman would headline the fight card at ‘MSG’. However, it was never confirmed by promotion until now. 

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The fight card also features the likes of Luke Rockhold, Justin Gaethje, Michael Chandler, Frankie Edgar, among others. 

How will Colby Covington fare against Kamaru Usman in a rematch?

Colby Covington gave Kamaru Usman arguably his toughest test to date in the UFC. The former interim welterweight champion faced ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ when the two men battled for five rounds at UFC 245 in December 2019. Since then, a lot has changed for the two men involved in the main event. 

The Nigerian Nightmare’ has stayed extremely active since his fight against Covington, fighting three times. ‘Chaos’, on the other hand, has competed just once, securing a stoppage win over former champion Tyron Woodley.

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Going into the fight this time around, both men will have different coaches in their corner. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is now under the tutelage of Trevor Wittman. Whereas, Covington is under the tutelage of Cesar Carneiro and Daniel Valverde. Therefore, it will be interesting to see what changes both men make going into the rematch, considering the first fight was so close. 

The UFC has had an event at ‘MSG’ every year since the sport was legalized in the state. To mark its return after a year’s absence, the promotion has put together a stacked card. Michael Chandler vs Justin Gaethje and Luke Rockhold vs Sean Strickland are a few fights fans will be salivating over.

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However, the most attention will be given to the two title fights penciled in to close out the card. What do you make of the fight card at UFC 268? Which fight are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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