LowKick MMA will be bringing you UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2 results throughout the night (Sat. November 6. 2021) live from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Taking main event status in the promotion’s return to Madison Square Garden for the first time since November 2019, bad-blooded welterweight title rematch between reigning gold holder, Kamaru Usman and the former interim titleholder, #1 ranked contender, Colby Covington.
Attempting to score a second career victory over Clovis native, Covington, Usman also looks to add to his four consecutive title defenses against his rival, following an April knockout stoppage over two-time title challenger, Jorge Masvidal.
For Covington, the outspoken top-contender last featured in September of last year in the headlining bout of UFC Vegas 11 where he secured a fifth round TKO victory over common-opposition, former undisputed champion, Tyron Woodley who suffered a fifth round rib injury.
In the first of our championship doubleheader, strawweight gold is on the line between current queen and two-time champion, Rose Namajunas and former champion, the #1 ranked, Zhang Weili — with the pair meeting once again following an April showdown.
Co-headlining UFC 261 on that occasion, Weili suffered a first round high kick knockout loss to Namajunas — who became the first two-time strawweight champion in the history of the organization.
UFC 268 Results: Usman vs. Covington 2
Main Card: (ESPN+ PPV 10 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Kamaru Usman (c) def. Colby Covington via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-47, 49-46)
Strawweight: Rose Namajunas (c) def. Zhang Weili via split decision (49-48, 48-49, 49-46)
Bantamweight: Marlon Vera def. Frankie Edgar via third round (3:50) TKO (front kick)
Featherweight: Shane Burgos def. Billy Quarantillo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight: Justin Gaethje def. Michael Chandler via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Preliminary Card: (ESPNews/ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Alex Pereira def. Andreas Michailidis via second round (0:18) TKO (flying knee and strikes)
Lightweight: Bobby Green def. Al Iaquinta via first round (2:25) TKO (strikes)
Middleweight: Chris Curtis def. Phil Hawes via first round (4:27) KO (punches)
Middleweight: Nassourdine Imavov def. Edmen Shahbazyan via second round (4:42) TKO (ground elbows)
Early Preliminary Card: (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass 6 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Ian Garry def. Jordan Williams via first round (4:59) KO (punches)
Heavyweight: Chris Barnett def. Gian Villante via second round (2:23) TKO (spinning wheel kick and strikes)
Light Heavyweight: Dustin Jacoby def. John Allan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Catchweight (148.4lbs): Melsik Baghdasaryan def. Bruno Souza via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Catchweight (127.4lbs): Ode’ Osbourne def. C.J. Vergara via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)