Welterweight champ Kamaru Usman to defend his belt in rematch with Colby Covington in UFC 268

The UFC's welterweight welterweight title fight is back!UFC president Dana White said that Kamaru Usman will be defending his UFC welterweight title with Colby Covington in a second fight in UFC 268 in November. Although the date and venue are still unknown, the UFC hopes that the fight will headline at New York's Madison Square Garden.In December 2019, Usman and Covington met their first time at UFC 245, an all-action fight in which Usman won by TKO after the fifth round. Covington disagreed with that result and claimed it was an early stoppage. Usman has made Covington his most difficult opponent as champion.ESPN has Usman ranked No. Covington is ranked No. 3 at the world's welterweight.Usman (19-1), who has won 14 consecutive fights in UFC, is second only to Anderson Silva (16) in terms of streaks. The Nigerian native, a Florida resident, was knocked out by Jorge Masvidal in the second round at UFC 261 on April 24, 2017. The 34-year-old Usman will be looking to make it 3-0 in 2021. He also has a title defense against Gilbert Burns. A third-round TKO at UFC 258 was in February. Usman has won 18 consecutive victories since his 2013 second professional fight.Covington (16-2), has won eight of his nine previous fights, with Usman being his only loss. Former UFC interim welterweight champion, Covington, a former All-American wrestler from Oregon State University, fights out Florida. Covington, 33 years old, has not fought since his fifth-round TKO victory over Tyron Woodley, former UFC interim welterweight champion. His UFC record is 11-2.