UFC 268 fight card: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2, Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili 2 to headline
By Akin Bolarinwa
It was officially confirmed that Kamaru Usman will defend his welterweight title in a rematch against Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 268 on Nov. 6 in New York.
www.ckdmedia.ng also learnt that strawweight championship rematch between Rose Namajunas and Zhang Weili was also announced as the card’s co-main event.
A previously reported lightweight bout between Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler was also made official.
In his first defense of the welterweight title at UFC 235, Usman defeated Covington by TKO int the closing moments of a five-round slugfest.
He has since defended the title three more times, while Covington rebounded from that loss with a dominant fifth-round TKO of Tyron Woodley in September of last year.
Namajunas regained her strawweight title with a shocking first-round knockout of Zhang at UFC 261 in April.
It was just the second loss for Zhang in 23 pro bouts and the two now meet in an immediate rematch.