Official: Kamaru Usman defends title against Colby Covington at UFC 245

The grudge match between welterweight champ Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington is on and will go down at one of the biggest events of the year

It’s official: Bitter rivals Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington will compete for the formers undisputed welterweight title. Confirming earlier reports, ESPN recently revealed that Usman and Covington will meet at UFC 245. The bout had previously been discussed for UFC 244, but negotiations fell through. Now the welterweights will collide at UFC 245, which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 14th.

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Covington most recently defeated Robbie Lawler in a dominant – his seventh straight victory in his ongoing win streak. He has now defeated the likes of Rafael dos Anjos and Dong Hyun Kim, amongst others. Usman, however, sits on an even better ten fight win streak – the longest in the division. He has yet to taste defeat in the UFC, and was most recently active at UFC 235 where he dominated Tyron Woodley for five rounds.

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UFC 245: Preliminary fight card

  • Kamaru Usman (C) vs. #1 Colby Covington – For welterweight title
  • Max Holloway (C)  vs. #1 Alexander Volkanovski – For featherweight title
  • Amanda Nunes (C-BW/FW)  vs. #1 Germaine de Randamie – For women’s bantamweight title
  • #7 Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. #13 Robbie Lawler
  • #2 Jessica Eye vs. #6 Viviane Araujo
  • Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders
  • #5 Sergio Pettis vs. #9 Kai Kara-France
  • Oskar Piechota vs. Punahele Soriano

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