Usman had since gone on to report three extra victories — wins towards Jorge Masvidal sandwiching a defeat of Gilbert Burns — whereas Covington beat fellow American Tyron Woodley in September 2020 in his solely battle since dealing with Usman.
The opposite co-main occasion decided the ladies’s strawweight champion, as Rose Namajunas defended her title by defeating Zhang Weili in a break up determination in a rematch from April. Namajunas had pulled off a shocking upset of Zhang in entrance of a house crowd at UFC 261 in Florida to take the title.
Rounding out the primary playing cards, a entrance kick from Marlon Vera knocked out Frankie Edgar within the third spherical, ending their males’s bantamweight battle. Featherweight Shane Burgos received by unanimous determination over Billy Quarantillo, and Justin Gaethje defeated Michael Chandler by unanimous determination in a sensational light-weight division bout.