Kamaru Usman is still the UFC welterweight champion after beating Colby Covington at UFC 245 main event on Saturday night. The fight show was held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) finished former interim champion Covington at 4:10 of Round 5.
With the fight being relatively close, there was no consensus leader entering the fifth. It could have been anyone’s fight. Then, Usman showed champion’s spirit and began to land some of his hardest punches of the fight. Usman’s hammer fists finished the match in bloody fashion.
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) December 15, 2019
UFC 245 results:
Kamaru Usman def. Colby Covington via TKO (strikes) – Round 5, 4:10
Alexander Volkanovski def. Max Holloway via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 50-45)
Amanda Nunes def. Germaine de Randamie via unanimous decision (49-44, 49-46, 49-45)
Marlon Moraes def. Jose Aldo via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Petr Yan def. Urijah Faber via knockout (head kick) – Round 3, 0:43
Geoff Neal vs. Mike Perry via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:30
Irene Aldana def. Ketlen Vieira via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 4:51
Omari Akhmedov def. Ian Heinisch via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Matt Brown def. Ben Saunders via knockout (strikes) – Round 2, 4:55
Chase Hooper def. Daniel Teymur via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:34
Brandon Moreno def. Kai Kara-France via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Jessica Eye def. Viviane Araujo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Punahele Soriano def. Oskar Piechota via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:17