Nigeria’s Usman retains UFC Title by knocking out Covington
Nigerian martial artist, Kamaru Usman popularly known as “The Nigerian Nightmare” has retained his UFC Welterweight Championship with a 5th round stoppage of American, Colby Covington at the UFC 245 in Las Vegas.
After a closely-fought four rounds, the end came in the fifth when Usman dropped Covington with a right hand.
Covington got to his feet but Usman dropped him again with another right and closed in with a flurry of hammer fists on the ground before referee, Marc Goddard, stepped in to call it a TKO.
Usman has now won 14 MMA fights in a row, including 11 straight in the UFC which is the third longest current winning streak in the promotion.
His 11-fight streak is the second longest in welterweight history behind Georges St-Pierre’s 12.
The 32-year-old is one of just four fighters to start a UFC career at 11-0 or better.
Anderson Silva, Khabib Nurmagomedov And Royce Gracie are the others.