Remember the UFC 245 Welterweight Championship in December 2019 when Kamaru Usman won a memorable fight against Colby Covington? Well, the two MMA fighting stars are going to battle it out once again in the octagon in one of the most anticipated fights of the year.
After almost two years, the pair will face each other at UFC 268 on November 2, 2021. The fight will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York and will be available to watch in Australia exclusively via pay per view. Find out how to watch and stream it live!
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Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 2 fight preview
The Usman vs Covington 2 fight is unarguably one of the most exciting UFC match-ups of the year. When the duo last fought, Usman won the Welterweight championship with a fifth-round knockout after breaking Covington’s jaw in the third round.
There is plenty of buzz around the match as fans wait for the two to face off again. In a recent interview, Covington accused Usman of purposely avoiding their rematch, adding further fuel to the fire.
While people might expect a similar outcome this time, they should remember that Colby Covington is an altogether different fighter to the one Usman has last won against. While Covington may have been out of the octagon for a while, he did score an epic win against Tyron Woodley last time out.
When Is The Usman Covington 2 Fight?
The UFC 268 Usman vs Covington 2 is scheduled for November 7 (AU), at 12.00pm. The Usman Covington 2 fight will take be held at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds and will be available to watch exclusively via Main Event PPV (Foxtel/Kayo Sports).
Which providers will show the Usman vs Covington fight?
Main Event pay per view events, including UFC 268, are only available to purchase via Foxtel and Kayo Sports in Australia. It should be noted that Main Event PPVs do not come as part of an existing subscription with these providers and can only be purchased separately.
|Providers||Main Event PPVs|
Where to watch UFC 268 Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington fight?
Watch the Main Event on Kayo Sports
If you are an existing Kayo customer you can purchase this one-off pay per view direct via Main Event from Kayo, or your Kayo account. If you don’t have a subscription, feat not. With Kayo you can buy the fight without having to sign up for a Kayo monthly plan.
All you need to do is create an account, pay for the event and you will be able to watch the big fight, as well as the undercard fights, live and ad-free. When you purchase UFC 268 through Kayo you will get full access to all their channels and features for a whole 4 days after the fight, meaning you can check out all the other sports content they offer!
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Stream Usman v Covington 2 with Foxtel and Foxtel Now
To watch Main Event Pay Per Views with Foxtel or Foxtel Now, all you need is your Foxtel ID. Simply head to the Foxtel Store, search for UFC 268 and purchase the event. Main Event is available on channel 521 for Foxtel residential customers. You can also purchase UFC 266 with a Foxtel Now account. Foxtel Now currently comes with a 10 day free trial for new customers.
Tale of the tape
It’s been almost two years since one of the most enthralling MMA matches between Usman and Covington, where Usman won in the fifth round.
Finally, they will now be fighting the rematch at Madison Square Garden. Both fighters have been training rigorously, and this fight will be one to remember.
Can welterweight champion Kamaru Usman defend his title?
After his brutal win against Covington 2 in 2019, Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman has only seemed to up his game. Since then, he has defeated Jorge Masvidal twice as well as Gilbert Burns.
Having defended the title three times already, Usman seems to be all pumped up for the rematch against Covington. Usman, the “Nigerian Nightmare”, is on the road to becoming one of the best-ever welterweight fighters in the UFC.
It will be interesting to see if Kamaru Usman can keep up his winning streak after an imprssive second-round knockout win over Jorge Masvidal.
Will Colby Covington win second time around?
Colby Covington has not been in the octagon since September 2020. In his last match, he achieved his TKO victory against Tyron Woodley.
However, there is no reason to underestimate Colby “the Chaos’ Covington. While he did not win the first time around against Usman, the fight was very close. He managed to get through five rounds even though his jaw was shattered.
He has not been fighting as often as Usman lately, but his last match was a success. The “Chaos” displayed his striking abilities when he won over Woodley in the fifth round.
Who Else Is Fighting On UFC 268 Fight Card?
There are some real tasty fights on the UFC 268 fight card spread across both men’s and women’s weight divisions.
|Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington||UFC Welterweight Championship|
|Rose Namajunas vs Weili Zhang II||Women’s Strawweight Championship Bout (Co-Main Event)|
|Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler||Lightweight Bout|
|Sean Strickland vs Luke Rockhold||Middleweight Bout|
|Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera||Bantamweight Bout|
Watch UFC 268 prelims for free
If you still want to get a glimpse of the UFC 268 atmosphere at Madison Square Garden without paying for the PPV, you can watch the early prelims on ESPN. ESPN is available in Australia for anyone who has access to Fox Sports (Foxtel, Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports).
If you don’t already have a Foxtel Now or Kayo subscription, you can check them both out along with ESPN with free trial offers. Foxtel Now provides a 10-day free trial that includes all Fox Sports channels for new customers. The Kayo free trial also lets you watch all Fox Sports content, the main difference being their trial lasts for 14 days.
Another added bonus of Foxtel Now (Sports Pack) and Kayo sports is that they show weekly UFC Fight Night content live, featuring some of the best upcoming fighters in MMA. You can also watch hit UFC shows like Ultimate Fighter and Dan White’s Contenders Series.
UFC 268 prelims card
Check out the UFC 268 prelims from 9.00am, Sunday, November 7 on ESPN (Foxtel/Kayo).
|Germaine de Randamie vs Irene Aldana||Women’s Bantamweight Bout|
|Al Iaquinta vs Bobby Green||Lightweight Bout|
|Billy Quarantillo vs Shane Burgos||Featherweight Bout|
|Alex Pereira vs Andreas Michailidis||Middleweight Bout|
|Jordan Williams vs Ian Garry||Welterweight Bout|
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What to watch after UFC 268
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Streaming devices for watching UFC on Foxtel and Kayo
Here is a list of sports streaming devices for streaming MMA on your home TV or mobile device.
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
– Gaming Consoles: Yes – PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)