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UFC 268 fight card: Things to know about each bout on the main card from New York City

Following the historic performance of UFC 267, New York City is ready to return to the Big Apple once again to regain its lost glory. After nearly two years without a show at the famous Madison Square Garden due to the CoVID-19 epidemic, the promotion is back on Saturday with UFC 268, which includes a pair of fighters who will once again meet for the title. In the event, Kumaro Usman will defend the Welterweight Championship in a rematch with Colby Covington. This is not the only title fight for the card, but Rose Namajonas  will defend the women's strawweight title in a rematch with former champion Willie Zhang in the co-main event. The card also mentions that Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje will meet in a highly anticipated clash of light slugs in which the title picture will have a chance to be put at stake again. Main card Welterweight Champion Kumaro Usman vs. Colby Covington Rose Namajonas Champion vs. Women's Strawberry Zhang Valley Rayo Vallecano vs. Salamanca Michael Chandler (light weight) Rayo Vallecano vs. Salamanca Marlon Vera (Bantamweight) Ajax vs. Vitesse Andreas Michailidis (Middleweight) Let me tell you a little about the card fighters you definitely want to know. Osman and Colby first: Usman (19-1) will take the field with a victory of 18 fights. Usman has gone from being a wrestler to a wrestler whose wrestling has allowed him to effectively attack a growing technical striker. Although he has always been impressive, building on the foundation of his wrestling, Usman incorporated technical boxing - he was mostly based on an efficient jaw - and he has a serious one-punch power resulting in his His last match with the opponent. I have seen that since his first fight with Cunnington, Usman has fought three times, knocked out Gilbert Burns twice, beating Masvidel twice. Cowington, on the other hand, is a fearless, controversial fighter with a high productivity. Countington (16-2) spoke in record numbers near the trash as a result of his first fight with Usman, fighting only once after losing to Usman in September 2020, preventing a badly blurred version of Tyrone Woodley. Its high productivity has been difficult for any competitor for many years and he will find it. Subdue Usman this time. Rose Namajunas (c) vs. Weili Zhang, Women's Streetweight title Namajunas: Fan favorite and the first woman in UFC history to win a championship she lost earlier. Zhang (21-2) entered UFC 261 in April as the women's strawweight champion, continuing to win 21 fights after losing her professional debut. In the first fight against Namajonas, Namajonas hit a head kick that knocked Zhang off the mat, ending the reign of the first UFC title for a Chinese fighter. Like they're determined to get it back. Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler, Lightweight Gaethje (22-3) Gaethje builds on every part of his reputation as a global fighter. In eight Octagon tours, Gaethje has won nine performance bonuses for Fight of the Night or Performance of the Night. Chandler is a three-time former Blatter lightweight champion who made his UFC debut in January, knocked out Dan Hooker, and took a shot at the lightweight title vacated by Normagomedov. Chandler stopped Charles Oliveira in the first round of his fight to win the title but was knocked out in the second round. Marilyn Vera vs. Frankie Edgar, Bantamweight Edgar (24-9-1) competed against then-lightweight champion BJ Pan in April 2010 and emerged victorious to become the lightweight champion. Edgar Federer is now a bantamweight after a long absence where he has failed to win 145 titles on three occasions. He is 1-3 in his last four fights, however, he suffered two losses from the first round stoppage. Vera's (17-7-1) popularity skyrocketed when she scored 2020 Sean O'Malley's TKO. There are 14 stoppages in 17 victories but she never stopped her seven defeats. Let's look at the judges' scorecards


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