Nov 06 2021
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
18-1-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 49-46
  • 48-47
  • 48-47
UD 5
16-2-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Welterweight Championship

The tape

37
Age
36
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
77.6" / 197 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Tape record

Form
18
Wins
16
8
By KO
4
44
KO%
25
1
By SUB
4
6
SUB%
25
1
Loses
2
0
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2012
19
Bouts
18
56
Rounds
53
4 hours, 18 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 59 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

-
UFC
1
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
2

Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington report

Who won Usman vs Covington II?

Kamaru Usman beat Colby Covington by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 268, on Saturday 6th November 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 48-47, 48-47 in favor of the winner Kamaru Usman.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

This contest was for the UFC Welterweight championship.

Usman vs Covington II stats

Kamaru Usman stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Colby Covington made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

Kamaru Usman's UFC record stood at 15-3-0, while Colby Covington's came in at 12-4-0.

The stats suggested Usman had an advantage in power over Covington, with a 44% knock out percentage over Covington's 25%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Covington had an advantage over Usman, with a 25% submission rate over Usman's 6%.

Kamaru Usman was the older man by 1 year, at 37 years old.

Usman had a height advantage of 1 inch over Covington. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Usman was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 months later than Covington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 8 more professional rounds, 76 to Covington's 68.

Usman vs Covington II form

Usman had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 opponents and going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he was victorious against Colby Covington at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

He had won against Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Covington had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beaten Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark.

Before that, he was victorious against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago.

He had won against Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kamaru Usman had been fighting more than Colby Covington.

Going to this contest, Kamaru Usman had last fought 3 years and 23 days ago, while Colby Covington's last outing had been 3 years, 7 months and 28 days ago.

Usman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

Covington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.

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