LAS VEGAS – UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman promised that he would vent his dislike for Colby Covington at the Octagon inside the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday.It turns out that he was a man of his word.
knocked Covington out for an epic two-sided duel in almost two rounds of legs before defending his 170-pound title at UFC 245 via a fifth-round TKO. Covington battled through a broken jaw in round 3. And after being dropped twice in the final round, the fight turned into a bloody and swollen mess.
Usman said, “This is true not only for me, but for the whole world.” “I heard all week, the whole month since the fight was signed that Colby was in my head and this or that. I’m telling you right now that I’m the best in the world because my mind is stronger than any division.
The fight was seen as a pairing between the two best wrestlers in mixed martial arts, surprising that not a single takedown was attempted in a five-round kickboxing match. Usman won one in the opening round but eventually relied on his jab and power shots.
Usman said, “I was holding him with a left hook.” “I was kind of exaggerated and made a lot of mistakes tonight. My coaches told me to settle down and work. Sometimes I come here and just dominate my wrestling and take my strikes. Don’t live long with. ” I am the best in the world and will keep improving.
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Usman, a 32-year-old native of Nigeria, dominated Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 in March to extend his first win to 15 after winning the title. But he had every need for his world-class cardio and ruthlessness as he teamed up with Covington (15-2) to set a delicate pace that sometimes slowed down throughout the fight as he traded punches.
The 31-year-old Covington originally protested the stoppage from referee Marc Goddard and ran out of the Octagon after Usman was announced as the winner. Covington was dropped twice in the final minute of the fight thanks to big right hands before Goddard waved the bout off at 4:10.Pulled off a seven-fight win streak for Los Covington, as he took his villain and trolling character transformation and almost made it to the world title. This fight saw frequent punches and a torrent of punches, although neither fighter went down in the first four rounds. Twice Covington started with injuries with big right hands, but was able to weather the storm with a stealthy left hand to control the distance.
The two shared plenty of bad blood in the lead up to this fight, nearly coming to blows in a few encounters with Covington poking at Usman with his heel character and calling him “Marty Snoozeman”. That animosity continued in the Octagon where each questioned the other for eye pokes and low blows.
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