UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman’s second fight against Colby Covington is set to happen at UFC’s November 6th pay-per-view event, per a report from Brett Okamoto of ESPN, along with Nolan King and John Morgan of MMA Junkie.
While a location for the event isn’t confirmed, the promotion is looking at potentially heading to New York City, New York, USA. In pre-pandemic years, UFC made it an annual tradition to host an event at Madison Square Garden around the fall.
Usman’s first 170-pound title defense came against Covington in late 2019. The fight saw both wrestlers engage in stand-up exchanges on the feet for nearly an entire five rounds. Usman was able to close in on a finish in the final minute of the fight, closing out what was a strong performance for him in total.
Usman has since defended his belt three more times, including stoppage victories over Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal this year.
Covington has scored one main event victory since his 2019 loss. The 33-year-old last fought in September, where he put on a dominant performance over Tyron Woodley for five rounds before an injury took the former champ out of the fight.
Prior to his 2019 title shot, Covington had attained seven consecutive victories in the UFC.