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Nigeria’s Kamaru Knocks Out Covington, Retains UFC Welterweight Title


Nigeria's Kamaru Usman on Saturday defeated Colby Covington with a Technical Knock Out (TKO), retaining his Welterweight title in the UFC 245 main event, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Usman, also known as 'The Nigerian Nightmare' in a thrilling 5-round fight broke Covington's jaw. Referee, Marc Goddard had to step in at 4:10 of the final round. 


This makes Usman's 15th straight win (16-1) and 11-0 in UFC.


“This one is not just for me, this one is for the whole entire world right now,” Usman told Joe Rogan in the Octagon.


The fight from start to finish had both Usman and Covington trading blows but Covington's chance of winning went south when Usman broke his jaw in the third round.


“I wasn’t aware [of the broken jaw], I was catching him with some left hooks,” Usman said.


“I made a lot of mistakes tonight. I know I hit way harder than him. I’m gonna keep improving and give you guys a show each and every time,” the chamion added.