Pros react after Kamaru Usman defeats Colby Covington at UFC 268

By Chris Taylor - November 6, 2021

Tonight’s UFC 268 event was headlined by a welterweight title fight rematch featuring Kamaru Usman taking on Colby Covington.

Kamaru Usman, UFC, Colby Covington, UFC 268

Usman (20-1 MMA) and Covington (16-3 MMA) had originally collided back at UFC 245 in December of 2019, with the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ emerging victorious via a thrilling fifth round TKO.

Since then, Kamaru Usman went on to defend his welterweight title on three occasions, stopping Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns in his most previous efforts.

Meanwhile, Colby Covington was returning to action for the first time in thirteen months this evening at UFC 268. In his most previous effort, ‘Chaos’ had  earned a fifth round TKO victory over Tyron Woodley.

Tonight’s UFC 268 main event rematch proved to be another thrilling war. Kamaru Usman was able to get off to a strong start in the fight and wound up dropping Colby Covington on two occasions in the second round. However, ‘Chaos’ stormed back in rounds three and four, leaving many to believe the fight was 2-2 after twenty minutes. The final five minutes resulted in another competitive round and following the final buzzer Usman and Covington couldn’t help but show each other some respect.

Official UFC 268 Result: Kamaru Usman def. Colby Covington by unanimous decision (48-47 x2, 49-46)

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Usman vs Covington 2’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Kamaru Usman defeating Colby Covington:

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