Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman retains Welterweight Title

Nigerian fighter, Kamaru Usman, has successfully defended his UFC welterweight title following his victory on Sunday over his American opponent, Colby Covington.

Usman brutally stopped Covington with 50 seconds left in the fifth round at UFC 245 with a spectacular finish in what many have termed a grudge match.

After starting not too convincingly, Usman closed out in thrilling fashion, knocking down the challenger twice with precise punches and then finishing him on the ground.

Covington and Usman started with two busy rounds of striking in which the challenger appeared to be landing more blows, but Covington poked Usman in the eye during the third. Usman responded by bloodying Covington in an impressive third-round flurry, and Covington subsequently told his corner that he thought…

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