UFC: Two epic title rematches headline UFC 268
Bad blood spills over to the Big Apple as UFC 268 emanates from Madison Square Garden in New York City, headlined by a highly anticipated rematch between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington for the UFC welterweight championship.
Hot on the heels of a memorable UFC 267 card, the UFC treats us with two epic title fight rematches and a fantastic lightweight encounter as part of Saturday night’s proceedings.
What promises to be a lightweight banger opens the card at 03:00 GMT, as Justin Gaethje goes one-on-one with Michael Chandler to determine who will be the number one contender in the division.
The co-main event of this stacked show features a strawweight title rematch as Rose Namajunas meets former champion Zhang Weili.
The loss in April broke Zhang’s impressive 21-fight winning streak with ‘Magnum’ looking to set the story straight by getting her revenge and taking back the title.
Namajunas is 2.00 to win the fight; meanwhile the challenger can be backed at 1.80.
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Usman and Covington top the bill in a mouth-watering encounter with the UFC welterweight championship once again on the line.
The clash is a highly anticipated rematch from their first encounter at UFC 245 in December 2019 – which won Fight of the Night honours.
Usman, priced at 1.33, is a hot favourite to win the fight, but Colby Covington should not be underestimated and can be backed at 3.40.
Dan Hardy recalls the first fight between The Nigerian Nightmare and Chaos: “It was a crazy fight,” he said. “We had two really good wrestlers standing and banging it out on their feet. Covington was not able overcome the speed, power and reach advantage of Kamaru Usman.
“In this next fight, he needs to lean on the rest of his game. In his last fight against Tyron Woodley, we saw him use his kicks and his wrestling and it was so much more effective than just trying to stand there and score the knockout.
“It’s going to be a hell of a fight for the welterweight title, don’t miss it!”