Nov 06 2021
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

UFC 268
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
18-1-0

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broadcast start time:

US - Sat 9:00pm EST / UK - N/A

16-2-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Welterweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
33
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
77.6" / 197 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Full record

KO 2KO 3UD 5KO 5UD 5
Form
KO 5KO 5UD 5UD 5UD 3
18
Wins
16
8
By KO
4
44
KO%
25
1
By Sub
4
6
SUB%
25
1
Losses
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

Current rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
1
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
2

Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington preview

When is Usman vs Covington II?

Kamaru Usman will fight Colby Covington, as the main event of UFC 268, on Saturday 6th November 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The fight will take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

This contest is for the UFC welterweight championship.

Usman vs Covington II stats

Kamaru Usman steps into the ring 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 will make his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

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

Kamaru Usman is the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.

Usman has a height advantage of 1 inch over Covington. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Usman is 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 has fought 3 more professional rounds, 56 to Covington's 53.

Usman vs Covington II form

Usman has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he 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 won against 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 beat 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 had defeated 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 has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated 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 been beaten by 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 had beat 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 recent activity, Kamaru Usman has been fighting more than Colby Covington.

Kamaru Usman last fought 5 months and 20 days ago, while Colby Covington's last outing was 1 year and 25 days ago.

Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.

Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.6 rounds on average.

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