Kamaru Usman defeated Colby Covington via a unanimous-decision, as he successfully defended his welterweight title once again in their title fight rematch at UFC 268 from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday.
The fight was once again a back-and-forth affair, but the Nigerian Nightmare proved to be just one step ahead of the challenge from Covington, reports Bleacher Reports.
The first round immediately looked different than the first showdown between the two welterweights. No one attempted a takedown in the first fight while both went to their wrestling roots against their opponent with Usman getting the better of the exchanges.
The champion dialed up the pressure in the second round. The disparity between the two when it comes to striking became even more apparent as the Nigerian Nightmare settled in. He nearly ended the fight with a left hook to close out the second round.
While Usman’s punches clearly had an impact on Covington, Chaos was seemingly unable to rock the champion even when he landed cleanly.
He did, however, nearly become the first person to take down Usman in the third round.
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