It’s Fight Week in New York City once again. Nearly two years after the last UFC PPV event took place in the Big Apple because of COVID-19, the promotion returns to Madison Square Garden with a loaded fight card sure to delight fans who have missed out on all the action with UFC 268. It all goes down on from New York on Saturday, Nov. 6, with two title fights on the line.
The biggest bout lands in the main event where bitter rivals Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington battle for a second time with the welterweight title on the line. But the co-main event also features a rematch when women’s strawweight champ Rose Namajunas takes on former titleholder Weili Zhang for a second straight time. Plus, a “people’s main event” opens the festivities when Justin Gaethje battles Michael Chandler in a pivotal lightweight contest.
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Usman and Covington put on an all-out war in December 2019, with Usman scoring a late TKO after breaking Covington’s jaw. Covington has gone as far as to suggest there was a conspiracy against him in the first meeting. While Usman has gone on to score wins over Jorge Masvidal (twice) and Gilbert Burns, Covington only picked up one win since losing to Usman, stopping former champion Tyron Woodley.
Weigh ins on Friday went smoothly for the main card competitors as each fighter had no issue making the limit. As such each fight is official for Saturday night with no purse forfeitures needed.
Below is the complete fight card for Saturday night with odds via Caesars Sportsbook. CBS Sports will be with you throughout fight week with the latest news, in-depth features and betting advice to consider. Stay tuned to this page for the latest links as we inch closer to the first bell inside Madison Square Garden.
UFC 268 fight card, odds
- Kamaru Usman (c) -310 vs. Colby Covington +250, welterweight championship