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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 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 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
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 36 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 10 more professional rounds, 73 to Covington's 63.
Usman vs Covington II form
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 won against 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 won against 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 defeated 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.
Usman's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.
Covington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 7 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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