Nigeria’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman has received a strong hint that he could be on the verge of stepping into The Octagon for a crunch rematch with his fiery rival, Colby Covington.
Megasportsarena.com gathered that this is sequel to a declaration by UFC president, Dana White that Usman and Covington are in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion outfit’s plans for their rematch to headline a November pay-per-view night in New York.
Although White did not state any specific date for what would be UFC 268, a report by MMA Junkie disclosed that a tentative date and venue of November 6 and Madison Square Garden is being touted, but the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
The report adds: “The fight will be a rematch for Usman (19-1 MMA, 14-0 UFC) and Covington (16-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC), who first faced off in the UFC 245 main event in December 2019.
“A back-and-forth brawl ended in Round 5 when Usman dropped and finished Covington with punches to retain his 170-pound title.
“Since that time, Usman has defended his title three more times with two wins over Jorge Masvidal (one by knockout and one by decision), as well as a stoppage due to strikes against Gilbert Burns.
“Meanwhile, Covington has re-solidified himself as the next title challenger with a fifth-round TKO stoppage due to injury against Tyron Woodley.”