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Usman Silences Covington With 5th-Round Knockout

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (L) punches Colby Covington of their welterweight title combat throughout UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Usman retained his title with a fifth-round TKO. Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP Steve Marcus / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP


The Nigerian Nightmare’ Kamaru Usman has retained his UFC Welterweight Championship with a Fifth spherical stoppage of American, Colby Covington on the UFC 245 in Las Vegas.

After a closely-fought 4 rounds, the top got here within the fifth when Usman dropped Covington with a proper hand.

Covington bought to his toes however Usman dropped him once more with one other proper and closed in with a flurry of hammer fists on the bottom earlier than referee, Marc Goddard, stepped in to name it a TKO.

Usman has now gained 14 MMA fights in a row, together with 11 straight within the UFC which is the third longest present profitable streak within the promotion.

His 11-fight streak is the second longest in welterweight historical past behind Georges St-Pierre’s 12.

The 32-year-old is one in every of simply 4 fighters to begin a UFC profession at 11-0 or higher.

Anderson Silva, Khabib Nurmagomedov And Royce Gracie are the others.

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