Nigeria’s Usman retains UFC Title by knocking out Covington

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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.

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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.

 

Yetunde Adegoke

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