UFC 268 was announced for Madison Square Garden on November 6 and the card looks sensational.
The main event sees Kamaru Usman defend his welterweight title in a rematch with Colby Covington, a man he defeated in December 2019.
“Chaos” has given the “Nigerian Nightmare” the closest test of his title reign to date and Usman will have to silence Covington once and for all.
The main co-event features Rose Namajunas defending her UFC Strawweight title against the woman she won, Zhang Weili.
‘Thug Rose’ won the title with a first round knockout on a crazy UFC 261 card thanks to a magnificent header.
It was Weili’s first loss in 20 fights and the only second loss in its history. The Chinese star, who won the 2020 fight of the year against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, has a chance to prove herself against one of the greatest straw weights of all time and right that wrong.
Also on the main card is an absolute banger in the lightweight division as number two Justin Gaethje takes on number four Michael Chandler.
With Dustin Poirier next in line to take on Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title, possibly in December, there is every chance that the winner of this matchup will face the champion next year.
Gaethje hasn’t fought since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2020 – which led to the Russian’s retirement – and Chandler’s last outing was against current champion Oliveira at UFC 262 in May.
Both men have just lost in championship fights – it will certainly be explosive.
Elsewhere on the map, former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is making his return to the Octagon after a nearly two-and-a-half-year absence. He returns to middleweight to face Sean Strickland after an unsuccessful light heavyweight debut against now champion Jan Blachowicz.
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is also in action against fellow bantamweight Marlon Vera, while fan-favorite lightweight Al Iaquinta takes on Bobby Green.
For European fans, Irishman Ian Garry is making his UFC debut in a fight against Jordan Williams.
The exciting welterweight is 7-0 and “The Future” has finished in all but two of his wins.