Kamaru Usman will enter his third UFC welterweight title on February 13. Of the title fights so far, he had the hardest job in the first defense. It’s about UFC 245 fighting Colby Covington, held in December 2019. The great fight was one of the best and most exciting that year, and Usman withstood the most difficult challenge until then and celebrated with a break in the very end of the fifth round.
Covington claims to this day that he was robbed in that fight. As one of the pieces of evidence, he cites a situation in which Usman complained about a low blow and was given a break, while Colby claims that it was legal and that he would end the fight at that moment. Another important case is the very end of the fight and the termination of Judge Marc Goddard about whom Covington also said a lot of bad things. Namely, Colby claims that the termination was premature and that he would return to the fight and in the end celebrate with the judge’s decision. Clearly, one referee led 3: 1 after four rounds, he lost once with the same result, while the third scored two rounds each. To win, Colby would have to get the latter, and probably only he knows how to do it in the remaining time.
Anyway, this was a great and extremely exciting fight that is definitely worth watching one more time. So do it, and along the way answer to yourself the question of whether Covington might be right after all. As for Usman, he achieved what he wanted and he is now facing the third title defense.
UFC 258 (13. February) Betting Odds – Bet Live
|Welterweight||Kamaru Usman||-250||Gilbert Burns||+200|
|Middleweight||Uriah Hall||-138||Chris Weidman||+110|
|Women’s Flyweight||Alexa Grasso||-138||Maycee Barber||+110|
|Middleweight||Kelvin Gastelum||-210||Ian Heinisch||+175|
|Bantamweight||Jimmie Rivera||-150||Pedro Munhoz||+125|
|Women’s Flyweight||Miranda Maverick||-170||Gillian Robertson||+140|
|Middleweight||Julian Marquez||-188||Maki Pitolo||+162|
|Welterweight||Gabriel Green||-110||Philip Rowe||-110|
|Middleweight||Rodolfo Vieira||-400||Anthony Hernandez||+300|
|Women’s Strawweight||Mallory Martin||-170||Polyana Viana||+140|