The last time they fought, Usman took the win in a fifth-round stoppage, and this rematch looks to settle things. Except, you know, if Covington wins. That would only lead to a rubber-match between the two. Odds favor Usman (-290 to Covington’s +245), and with good reason. His fighting skills have improved significantly since the two last faced off.
And Covington? Well, he beat Tyron Woodley, but to quote Shania Twain (yes, that’s something you can do in a UFC article), “that don’t impress me much.” Usman’s bringing a lot more to the table than Woodley did.
Up next, Rose Namajunas is defending her UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship against Zhang Weili, and this one is practically too close to call (Vegas agrees: the champ is at -106 and the challenger is at -114.
The other match of note is the lightweight brawl that has Justin Gaethje (-220) as a favorite over Michael Chandler (+180). The former is seen as much more adept at going the distance and counter punching.
You’re gonna need ESPN Plus to watch UFC 268 live streams, because you’re not gonna go without the main card, which starts at 10 p.m. ET, are you? And the main prelim fights are on both ESPN and ESPN Plus, so those who haven’t subscribed to the latter yet can get a taste of it all for themselves, before forking out the cash.
The former is available on most cable packages, as well as two of the best streaming services: namely Sling TV and FuboTV.
UFC 268 Early Prelim fights start at 6 p.m. ET on UFC FightPass, which is $9.99 per month. Then, the higher-up set of prelim fights that start at 8 p.m. ET, on ESPNEWS and ESPN+.
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UFC 268 is another late-night affair for fight night fans in the UK — you’ll likely watch Usman vs Covington start at approximately 3:30 a.m. GMT if you’re tuning in live. It’s live on BT Sport Box Office, where it costs £19.95. Prelims are on UFC Fight Pass.
Just a heads up, though, it’s not available via a web browser, but through apps on Now TV devices, PlayStations, Xbox, Apple TV and some Smart TVs.
Our neighbors in the great white north will watch the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, while the prelims are on TSN and RDS. UFC 268’s main card is available on various providers, including BELL and Rogers.