UFC 268: Kamaru Usman defeats Covington, retains welterweight title

Kamaru Usman has defeated Colby Covington by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-7, 49-46) to retain the UFC welterweight championship after their rematch at UFC 268 at the Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

Usman described Covington as a tough opponent having won their first fight with a fifth-round knockout.

He also acknowledged that Covington has improved from their first bout though proclaimed himself the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, while Covington he said is “the second-best guy” in the division.

On his part, Covington admitted that Usman had a better night.

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