UFC 268 is officially on tap for Nov. 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York City – and the card is filling up with notable names.
On the UFC on ESPN 30 broadcast Saturday, the promotion made the previously reported welterweight title fight rematch between champion Kamaru Usman (19-1 MMA, 14-0 UFC) and Colby Covington (16-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) official.
It won’t be the only title fight rematch, however, as a second meeting between women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas (10-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and the woman she took the title from, Zhang Weili (21-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC). The two most recently competed against one another at UFC 261 in April when Namajunas dropped Weili with a head kick and finished the fight with strikes.
Two other fights that were not previously announced were announced Saturday by the promotion as well. A women’s bantamweight contender fight between Germaine de Randamie (10-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and Irene Aldana (13-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) as well as a lightweight fight between Al Iaquinta (14-6-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC) and Bobby Green (27-12-1 MMA, 12-8-1 UFC) are on tap, too.
With the additions, the UFC 268 lineup now includes:
Champion Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington – for welterweight title
Champion Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili – for women’s strawweight title
Michael Chandler vs. Justin Gaethje
Luke Rockhold vs. Sean Strickland
Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera
Nassourdine Imavov vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
Irene Aldana vs. Germaine de Randamie
Al Iaquinta vs. Bobby Green
Photos: Rose Namajunas through the years
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Photos: Kamaru Usman through the years
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