UFC 268: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 live results and highlights

UFC 268: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 live results and highlights

Two championship rematches, a lightweight contender showdown and a whole bunch of other exciting stars and matchups bring a lot of hype for UFC 268, which takes place tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

In the main event, Kamaru Usman will look to once again defend the UFC welterweight championship against heated nemesis Colby Covington. The two first did battle in December 2019 at UFC 245, where Usman finished Covington in the fifth round of a highly-praised, back-and-forth contest.

Since then, Usman has successfully defended his belt three more times, defeating Jorge Masvidal twice and Gilbert Burns. Covington, meanwhile, easily dispatched another rival in Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11 in September 2020.

The co-main event will see a UFC women’s strawweight title rematch as Rose Namajunas defends against Weili Zhang. Namajunas knocked out Zhang to win the championship in the co-main event of UFC 261 in April in less than 90 seconds. It was Zhang’s first loss since dropping her professional MMA debut.

Namajunas previously held the strawweight title from UFC 217 in November 2017 to UFC 237 in May 2019, making one successful defense against the woman she beat to start her first title run, Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

The UFC 268 pay-per-view card will open with a major lightweight contest as well, as former interim champ Justin Gaethje takes on recent lightweight title challenger and former Bellator champ Michael Chandler.

Main Card (ESPN+ PPV, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Covington via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) for the welterweight title


Rose Namajunas vs. Weili Zhang

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Rose Namajunas defeated Weili Zhang via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46) for the strawweight title


Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Marlon Vera defeated Frankie Edgar via KO, Round 3 – 3:50


Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Shane Burgos defeated Billy Quarantillo via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)


Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Justin Gaethje defeated Michael Chandler via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


Preliminary Card (ESPNews/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

Alex Pereira vs. Andreas Michailidis

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Alex Pereira defeated Andreas Michailidis via TKO, Round 2 – 0:18


Al Iaquinta vs. Bobby Green

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Bobby Green defeated Al Iaquinta via TKO, Round 1 – 2:25


Phil Hawes vs. Chris Curtis

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Chris Curtis defeated Phil Hawes via KO, Round 1 – 4:27


Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Nassourdine Imavov

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Nassourdine Imavov defeated Edmen Shahbazyan via TKO, Round 2 – 4:42


Early Prelim Card (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)

Ian Garry vs. Jordan Williams

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Ian Garry defeated Jordan Williams via KO, Round 1 – 4:59


Gian Villante vs. Chris Barnett

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Chris Barnett defeated Gian Villante via TKO, Round 2 – 2:23


Dustin Jacoby vs. John Allan

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Dustin Jacoby defeated John Allan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Bruno Silva

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Melsik Baghdasaryan defeated Bruno Silva via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)


CJ Vergara vs. Ode’ Osbourne

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Ode’ Osbourne defeated CJ Vergara via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)


UFC 268 takes place on Saturday, Nov. 6, live from Madison Square Garden, New York. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.

Published at Sat, 06 Nov 2021 15:25:08 +0000

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