Nigerian born American UFC fighter Kamaru Usman finished the trash-talking Covington via TKO at 4:10 of the fifth round in the main event of UFC 245 on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena. With the win, Usman retained his UFC welterweight title and quieted Covington’s barbs, at least temporarily.
The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ stopped Covington in the final round after multiple knockdowns, in a contest that saw the two elite wrestlers strike throughout.
Usman outboxed Covington on the feet for nearly five rounds of an epic two-way duel before finishing him via fifth-round TKO to defend his 170-pound title at UFC 245. Covington fought with a broken jaw in Round 3 and finished the fight a bloody and swollen mess after being dropped twice in the final round.
“This one is not just for me but for the whole entire world right now. I heard all week, all month since the fight got signed that Colby was in my head and this or that. I’m telling you right now the reason I’m the best in the world is because my mind is stronger than anyone in the division” Usman said. after the fight.