Report: Colby Covington To Challenge Kamaru Usman For Title
According to ESPN, Colby Covington will get his shot at becoming the undisputed UFC welterweight champion.
Covington will challenge newly-crowned champion Kamaru Usman next after Usman won the belt with a one-sided decision vs. Tyron Woodley at UFC 235.
BREAKING: I'm told UFC has already informed Colby Covington he will receive the first shot against newly crowned champion Kamaru Usman. No date or venue for you yet, but Covington will get the shot.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 3, 2019
A former interim titleholder, Covington showed up in Las Vegas this week and chased down UFC president Dana White. He also hijacked Usman’s open workout and nearly came to blows with the champion after his fight with Woodley.
Covington won the interim belt with a victory vs. Rafael dos Anjos, but injuries kept him from facing Woodley to unify the titles. He was later stripped of the belt by the UFC.
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