Kamaru Usman defends against Colby Covington at UFC 245
Kamaru Usman claimed UFC Welterweight title against former champion Tyron Woodley | Pic: Facebook/ Kamaruusmanmma

The third championship bout has been added to the UFC 245 fight card scheduled for December 15 (AEST) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The contest features the defending welterweight champion Kamaru Usman up against former interim titleholder Colby Covington, the promotion announced on Wednesday.

Kamaru Usman (15-1) claimed UFC Welterweight title by unanimous decision against former champion Tyron Woodley in March. Before that “The Nigerian Nightmare” defeated Rafael dos Anjos, Demian Maia, Emil Weber Meek, among others. Making his second title defense, he is riding the fourteen-fight win streak.

Colby Covington (15-1) is coming of a unanimous decision against Robbie Lawler scored early August. Prior to that he took the division’s interim belt by unanimous decision against Dos Anjos, following the wins against Demian Maia, Dong Hyun, among others. He won seven bouts in a row.

Among other championship bouts featured on the UFC 245 fight card, Max Holloway defends his featherweight title against Alexander Volkanovski. In addition, Amanda Nunes defends her UFC women’s bantamweight strap against Germaine de Randamie.

The headline-bout for the event is yet to be set. The list of announced to date matchups can be found below.

Featherweight Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie
Welterweight Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington
Women’s Flyweight Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araujo

Announced bouts
Welterweight Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Welterweight Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders
Flyweight Sergio Pettis vs. Kai Kara-France
Middleweight Oskar Piechota vs. Punahele Soriano


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