KAMARU Usman retained his welterweight title with victory in his grudge match with Colby Covington at UFC 268 in New York.
Usman, making his fifth defence of the welterweight title, dominated the opening rounds.
Covington suffered a cut to his face in the opening round after a clash of heads.
And he was knocked down twice in the second round, but somehow managed to hang until the buzzer.
But Usman failed to drive home his advantage, and Covington found his way back into the contest.
The challenger came out strong in the fourth and tagged the champ multiple times.
The fighters both went for it in the fifth and final round, but neither man was able to land the decisive blow and in the end it went the full distance.
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