In New York: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington Targeted for UFC 244
It would seem that Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington will at long last get an opportunity to settle their longstanding fight.
On Tuesday night, UFC president Dana White affirmed focused on designs for the welterweight title battle among Usman and Covington to happen at UFC 244 in New York on Nov. 2.
At the point when inquired as to whether that battle was set out toward the card being held at Madison Square Garden, White replied back ‘better believe it’ twice successively. Extra sources have affirmed to MMA Fighting that in any event one side has verbally consented to the potential title battle, in spite of the fact that session understandings have not been issued as of now. Combate first-revealed the booking.
Usman has been recuperating from twofold hernia medical procedure after he went under the blade following his prevailing, five-round consistent choice to take the title from Tyron Woodley back in March.
He had plotted an arrival during the last piece of 2019 so the planning fits for Usman to guard his belt in November.
With respect to Covington, the previous between time champion earned his seventh win in succession generally speaking on Aug. 3 when he adequately vanquished Robbie Lawler in a disproportionate choice to verify his place as the No. 1 contender in the division.
Covington had been requiring the battle against Usman at UFC 244 however there was some worry that a cut he endured in the number one spot up to his session against Lawler could conceivably postpone his arrival until December.
It shows up Covington will be prepared to pass by November with the battle against Usman now focused for UFC 244 in New York.