LAS VEGAS — It’s time to settle the score in the welterweight division. Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington will battle it out for the 170-pound title on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 245 in a fight that has seen bad blood spilled on both sides in the near year and a half build up.
Usman enters this fight the champ after scoring a dominant decision win over Tyron Woodley for the belt in March while Covington comes in with a win over Robbie Lawler in which he set the record for most strikes in a fight. Also on this card are a pair of title fights including women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes taking on Germaine de Randamie and featherweight champ Max Holloway battling Alexander Volkanovski.
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UFC 245 updates, highlights
UFC 245 card/results
Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Colby Covington — Welterweight title
Max Holloway (c) vs. Alexander Volkanovski — Featherweight title
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Germaine de Randamie — Women’s bantamweight title
(29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Irene Aldana def. Ketlen Viera via first-round KO (punch)
Omari Akhmedov def. Ian Heinisch via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Matt Brown def. Ben Saunders via second-round TKO (elbows)
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