The UFC returns to Madison Square Garden with one of the most stacked cards of the year.

UFC 268, headlined by a rematch between reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (19-1 MMA, 14-0 UFC) and Colby Covington (16-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC), takes place Nov. 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Usman got the best of Covington in their first meeting at UFC 245, finishing him in Round 5 after an all-out war.

Also running things back will be strawweight champion Rose Namajunas (10-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and Zhang Weili (21-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC), who square off in the co-main event. Namajunas dethroned Weili at UFC 261 with a first-round head kick knockout, snapping her 21-fight winning streak.

Lightweight contenders and former title challengers Justin Gaethje (22-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Michael Chandler (22-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will look to get another crack at the title when they battle it out in one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year.

Check out the official poster for UFC 268 below (via Twitter):

Big fights back in the Big Apple

Your OFFICIAL #UFC268 poster is HERE

[ #UFC268 | Saturday Nov 6th | LIVE on #ESPNPlus PPV ] pic.twitter.com/tMhYHRq0TI

— UFC (@ufc) October 1, 2021

The current UFC 268 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

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

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPNews, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)

Al Iaquinta vs. Bobby Green
Ian Garry vs. Jordan Williams
Andreas Michailidis vs. Alex Pereira
Nassourdine Imavov vs. Edmen Shahbazyan

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6:15 p.m. ET)

John Allan vs. Aleksa Camur
Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. TJ Laramie
Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo
Ode Osbourne vs. CJ Vergara
Chris Barnett vs. Gian Villante

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