Nigerian-American mixed martial artist, Kamaru Usman has strengthened his hold on the welterweight championship by defeating Colby Covington.
Usman and Covington faced off on Sunday in their rematch at UFC 268 at the Madison Square Garden, New York, USA.
The Nigerian-American successfully defeated his American counterpart by unanimous decision (48-47 48-47 49-46) to retain the UFC welterweight championship.
Speaking after the intriguing match up, Usman said Covington is a tough opponent and has improved very well since their first clash which he won with a fifth-round knockout.
He added that he is now the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and Covington is “the second-best guy” in the division.
Covington also admitted that Usman deserved the win, saying he would improve too.