It has been nearly two years since the last time Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington stepped into the Octagon against one another.
After months of bad blood between the two, they each had the chance to put their grievances with one another on the mat. And on Dec. 14, 2019, it was Usman, winning by a fifth-round TKO that ended the match and defended his title of UFC Welterweight Champion.
These two fighters will head into the Octagon once more on Saturday, with Usman putting his title and 14-fight winning streak on the line against Covington. Since beating Covington, Usman has won three fights, one by KO, another by TKO and another by decision. His most recent fight came against Jorge Masvidal, when he won by knockout on April 24, 2021.
Covington has fought just once since that December 2019 clash, squaring off against Tyron Woodley on Sept. 19, 2020. He beat Woodley by TKO in five rounds.
Sporting News is tracking live fight updates and round-by-round highlights from Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 and the entire UFC 268 card. Follow for complete results from Saturday’s pay-per-view event.
Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 live updates, highlights from UFC 268
(All times Eastern)
Usman and Covington will enter the Octagon at approximately 12 a.m. ET. Live updates will begin at that time.
See below for complete results from the undercard.
UFC 268 results from full card
Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili
This section will be updated when the fight begins.
Justin Gaethje picks up impressive win by unanimous decision against Michael Chandler
Scores: 29-28, 29-28, 30-27
Round 3 (10:35 p.m.): Gaethje absorbs a few early punches, and brings the fight to the floor, but Gaethje turns it around with a front flip. As soon as they’re back up, Gaethje hits him with a left to the head. Chandler tried a few hard hits, but Gaethje connected with a huge right to the head. The two dance around toward the end, but both make it to the decision.
Round 2 (10:34 p.m.): Chandler again comes out throwing a few hard punches, but Gaethje is able to avoid them. Gaethje gets a knockdown on Chandler with an uppercut with about 3:30 left, and he immediately pounces to take advantage. Chandler trying to stay low and avoid taking too many shots, but Gaethje has a good hold on him. Chandler gets his arm off, and Gaethje lets him get up. Chandler gets up and goes right back to throwing a few jabs and a few quick kicks as Gaethje waits for an opening. Chandler dives, but Gaethje dodgers it. Gaethje takes an eye poke and Chandler tries to jump on the chance, but the ref stops it.
Round 1(10:27 p.m.): Chandler has come out in the first round aggressive. He landed a few solid jabs, and eventually, one hard strike from Chandler gets him off balance. Gaethje gets in some punches and an uppercut on Chandler, who appears to be getting a bit worn out as the round is going on. Chandler attempted a flying knee, but Gaetje was able to block it.
10:21 p.m.: Time for the start of the main card.
10:17 p.m.: Chandler was the first to reach the Octagon. Now, Gaethje is heading out.
10:15 p.m.: Walkouts for the first fight of the night starting.
Shane Burgos uses kicks to solidify unanimous decision win against Billy Quarantillo
Scores: 29-28, 29-28, 29-28
Round 3 (11:12 p.m.): Burgos gets right back where he left off with a couple hard punches. Quarantillo clearly is hobbled on his left leg. Quarantillo falls to the mat, and Burgos gets in a hit. Quarantillo brings the fight to the side and is trying to wrestle Burgos, but Burgos is able to get out of it. Quarantillo gets Burgos down with just over a minute left, but Burgos gets back up and is able to land a few knees on him. Now Quarantillo is hitting him with some knees near the side, but Burgos turns it around and starts to land some jabs before the fight wraps up.
Round 2 (11:05 p.m.): Burgos absorbed a few heavy shots from Quarantillo as soon as the round started. They face off on the side, and Burgos gets in some punches to the head as the two are locked in. Burgos was able to land some strong jabs on Quarantillo. Quarantillo lands a heavy right with just under a minute left, but Burgos turns it around. Burgos starts hammering him with a few hard shots to the head, pins him against the side and gives him a few body shots at the end of the round.
Round 1 (10:59 p.m.): Quarantillo starts with a few kicks, and then tries to get in a few uppercuts in the first 30 seconds. Burgos body locks Quarantillo at the side of the Octagon. Quarantillo gets out after a few knees to the body. Burgos starting to throw a few more punches toward the midway point of the round, but has been content to fight a bit more defensively. Quarantillo follows a few shots to Burgos by grabbing his leg and bringing him to the side. Quarantillo slips late, and Burgos connects on a right hander as Quarantillo is down.
10:53 p.m.: Fighter introductions starting up for the second fight of the night.
Marlon Vera lands kick to the chin to beat Frankie Edgar by knockout
Round 3 (11:43 p.m.): The two exchange jabs to start the round, and Vera gets in a good side kick. Vera has been more the aggressor in this round as he’s been controlling the tempo and forcing Edgar to take a few paces back. After a quick stop, Vera lands another hard side kick. Edgar tries to take him down, but Vera escapes it. Vera lands a front kick to the chin, and it takes down Edgar. This fight is over.
Round 2 (11:37 p.m.): Vera lands a few jabs, but Edgar gets another takedown just over a minute into the round. Vera was landed upkicks on Edgar and started hitting him with elbows. Edgar connects with some body shots and a jab to the face before they stand up about a minute later. Vera gets Edgar with kicks, and has one strike in the middle with a knee before landing a big knee shot to the shoulder. Vera connects on two more body kicks and adds in a knee before the end of the round.
Round 1 (11:31 p.m.): Edgar tries to wrestle Vera to the ground, but Vera stays up. Vera tries for a kick, but Edgar grabs him on the attempt, however, he can’t do much more than stop the blow. Edgar tries to take him down, but Vera wraps his head up. Edgar escapes the grip and gets himself on top. Edgar tries to lift up Vera and slam him to the mat, but comes back down and swings a few elbows. Vera responds by elbowing him from below. Edgar gets in with shots to the rib. Edgar stands up, and Vera lands some kicks before Edgar comes back down.
11:23 p.m.: Edgar turns the walkout into a runout as he jogs right out to the Octagon ahead of the fight.
UFC 268 start time
- Start time: 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT
- Main card (PPV): 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
- Main event: 12 a.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. PT (approximate)
UFC 268: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 takes place on November 6 with the prelims kicking the event off at 6 p.m. ET, before the pay-per-view main card begins at 10 p.m. ET. Usman and Covington should enter the Octagon around 12 a.m. ET, depending on the length of the undercard bouts.
How to watch UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2
- TV channels/live stream: ESPN, ESPN Deportes and
- PPV price: $69.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
- PPV price: $89.98 (new subscribers)
The main card for UFC 268 is available in the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. That portion of the event begins at 10 p.m.
Earlier fights, however, are viewable live on ESPN, the WatchESPN app and, for the early prelims, on UFC Fight Pass.
In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
The PPV price for UFC 268 is $69.99 for current subscribers. New subscribersfor the UFC 268 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers a savings of over 30 percent.
UFC 268 fight card
- Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Colby Covington for Usman’s UFC Welterweight championship
- UFC Women’s Strawweight: Rose Namajunas (c) vs. Zhang Weili for Namajunas’ championship
- Lightweights: Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler
- Featherweights: Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo
- Bantamweights: Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera
- Middleweights: Alex Pereira def. Andreas Michailidis via 2nd round TKO (flying knee) (0:18)
- Lightweights: Bobby Green def. Al Iaquinta via 1st round TKO (punches) (2:25)
- Middleweights: Chris Curtis def. Phil Hawes via 1st round KO (punches) (4:27)
- Middleweights: Nassourdine Imavov def. Edmen Shahbazyan via 2nd round TKO (crucifix position, elbows) (4:42)
- Welterweights: Ian Garry def Jordan Williams via 1st round KO (punches) (4:59)
- Heavyweights: Chris Barnett def. Gian Villante via 2nd round TKO (spinning hook kick) (2:23)
- Light Heavyweights: Dustin Jacoby def. John Allan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Men’s Fetherweight: Melsik Baghdasaryan def. Bruna Souza via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Flyweights: Ode’ Osbourne def. CJ Vergara by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)