UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington Preview

The end of the year is upon us and the UFC is going out with a bang. UFC 245 is taking place in Las Vegas tonight and the card is stacked. Three title fights fill the top of the card, a fight including the living legend Jose Aldo, and the opening pay-per-view fight including UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber. Let’s take a look at the three title fights we are expecting to see and preview the fighters involved.

UFC Women’s Bantamweight title fight: 

Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie

Reigning bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes will run it back for the second time with “he Iron Lady” Germaine de Randamie. The last time these two were in the cage together, Nunes took the win in the first round with a TKO and the same thing is to be expected for this fight. Nunes is like a machine gun. She just keeps coming at you and keeps punching you until her opposition goes down. With 13 wins via knockout on Nunes’ record, she is arguably the best fighter on the women’s roster of the UFC. Nunes takes this win with a second-round knockout and retains her title. 

Co-main event: UFC Featherweight title fight:

Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski 

Max Holloway has been featherweight champ for a very long time now. It is, without a doubt, his division to lose but his opponent at UFC 245 is going to be a real test for the champion. Alexander Volkanovski has a 20-1 record, with 11 wins coming to him by knockout. His power is unmatched and is something Holloway has to be aware of. Holloway is one of the best technical fighters in the UFC, so his best chance at fending off Alexander ‘The Great” is to bide his time and chose his shots carefully and let his stamina and cardio lead him to victory. Holloway will win a decison in this five-round fight. 

Main Event: UFC Welterweight title fight 

Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington

This fight seems to be more intriguing for the persons involved than the actual fighting inside the cage, that is not to say these two fighters are not supreme talents, but their attitudes make this fight worth watching. Colby Covington has been a MAGA hat wearing, old belt carrying troll to UFC fans for awhile now; add the sunglasses and cheap light blue suit and the outfit is complete. Some hate Covington, some people love him, but he does not care what anyone thinks. He is portraying a character that got him in the main event of a UFC pay-per-view card. Now the question is, will Covington put his money where his mouth is against “The Nigerian Nightmare”? This fight will be Usman’s first title defense since winning the belt against Tyron Woodley and this is going to be a grudge match. Covington is not a real stand-up fighter, while Usman has power but mainly looks to dominate opponents through all rounds. This fight will go to the judges’ scorecards and Usman will be victorious against Covington.

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