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Kamaru Usman successfully defends UFC Welterweight title

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman successfully defended his crownbe defeating Colby Covington with a fifth-round stoppage.

Usman is retaining his title for the first time, in a spectacular fashion, as he broke open a razor-close fight with Covington.

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At the time of the stoppage, the bout was dead even, with Usman ahead 39-37 on one card, Covington up 39-37 on another, and one judge seeing it 38-38 heading into the final round.

With the win, “The Nigerian nightmare” Usman moves to 16-1, extending his winning streak to 15 while rival Covington falls to 15-2.

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