Kamaru Usman retained the welterweight championship with a unanimous decision win against Colby Covington inside New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
The rematch didn’t have the same torrid pace as the first meeting between the two in December 2019. That fight saw the men combine for more than 300 significant strikes landed before Usman scored a TKO late in the fifth round. This go-round, both men showed respect for the other man’s power, picking and choosing when to engage with strikes.
— ESPN (@espn) November 7, 2021
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 7, 2021