UFC welterweight champion and top pound-for-pound fighter Kamaru Usman (19-1) will face Colby Covington (16-2) in a rematch of their December 2019 bout on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. The fight will be live-streamed on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
Usman, who has successfully defended his belt four times since he defeated then-champion Tyron Woodley in March 2019, previously beat Covington by technical knockout. The bout was named the UFC’s “Fight of the Night” on a card that also featured Amanda Nunes retained her bantamweight title and Alexander Volkanovski defeating Max Holloway for the featherweight championship.
UFC 268 USMAN VS. COVINGTON 2: Fight date, time, odds, PPV price, card & location
Covington has only fought once since losing to Usman, defeating Woodley by technical knockout in a five-round fight in September 2020. His loss to Usman was the second of his career and the first since he lost to Warlley Alves by submission (guillotine choke) in December 2015.
Saturday’s card also features Rose Namajunas in her rematch against Zhang Weili for the women’s strawweight championship and Justin Gathje fighting Michael Chandler at lightweight. Here’s how you can watch the full event.
What time does UFC 268 start today?
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 6
- Event start: 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT
- PPV main card: 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
- PPV main event: Midnight ET/9 p.m. PT (approximate)
UFC 268 will begin at 6 p.m. ET with preliminary fights before the pay-per-view main card begins at 10 p.m. ET. Usman and Covington should enter the octagon around midnight ET, depending on the length of the undercard fights.
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What channel is UFC 268 on?
- TV channels: ESPN/ESPN+, PPV
Viewers can watch both the early preliminaries and prelims on ESPN or ESPN+, but must pay the PPV price to view the main card on ESPN+.
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UFC 268 fight card
- Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Colby Covington for Usman’s UFC Welterweight championship
USMAN VS. COVINGTON 2: Odds, predictions, betting trends for UFC 268
- 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 vs. Andreas Michailidis
- Lightweights: Al Iaquinta vs. Bobby Green
- Middleweights: Phil Hawes vs. Chris Curtis
- Middleweights: Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Nassourdine Imavov
- Welterweights: Ian Garry vs. Jordan Williams
- Heavyweights: Gian Villante vs. Chris Barnett
- Light Heavyweights: Aleksa Camur vs. John Allan
- Flyweights: CJ Vergara vs. Ode’ Osbourne