Kamaru Usman to defend title against Covington


UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is set for his title defence against fierce rival Colby Covington at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday.

The fight would be the second time the duo would be meeting after Usman defeated Tyron Woodley in 2019 to clinch the belt.

Usman has defended his title four times against Covington, Jorge Masvidal (twice) and Gilbert Burns.

“I’m confident I’m going to get my hands raised and I’m sure there’s no man alive that can stop me,” Covington said. “I have a different game plan this time around and next week, the world’s going to see it.”

Usman has been unbeaten since joining the UFC in 2014, amassing a total of 14 wins. The UFC fighter will be hoping to record his 15th win of the franchise and fifth consecutive welterweight title defence.

The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ says he won the first fight because he was willing to make changes in the cage and would do same come Sunday.

“When you have a little more hit in your hands than the other guy, it makes a lot of difference. What made the difference in the last fight was that I was willing to make adjustments. As fights go on, I grow and make adjustments and that’s what sets us apart,” he said.