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.
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.
- North-East elders renew call for sack of service chiefs, say level of insecurity unbearable - September 21, 2020
- Bagudu blows hot as group threatens violence - September 21, 2020
- Mutual Benefits, The Initiates, Arbico top Ripples Nigeria Stocks Watchlist - September 21, 2020