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Edgar vs Korean zombie

Usman vs Covington

LAS VEGAS — UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman promised he would take out his dislike for Colby Covington all over the Octagon inside T-Mobile Arena on Saturday.

It turned out he was a man of his word.

Usman (16-1) outboxed Covington on the feet for nearly five rounds of an epic two-way duel before finishing him via fifth-round TKO to defend his 170-pound title at UFC 245. Covington fought through a broken jaw in Round 3 and finished the fight a bloody and swollen mess after being dropped twice in the final round.

“This one is not just for me but for the whole entire world right now,” Usman said. “I heard all week, all month since the fight got signed that Colby was in my head and this or that. I’m telling you right now the reason I’m the best in the world is because my mind is stronger than anyone in the division.”

Blachowicz vs Jacare

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MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 for Jan Blachowicz

MMA Fighting scores the fight 48-47 for Jan Blachowicz

Official result: Jan Blachowicz def. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

Magomedsharipov vs Kattar

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There was early pressure down the pipe from Kattar as he mixed hard leg kicks with straight punches. Zabit followed up with his own leg kicks before testing his luck with a spinning back fist. Kattar came back with combinations along the cage, but Zabit was there to dig to the body with counters. A leg kick from Zabit scored a brief knockdown before Kattar returned to his feet to land combinations inside.

Magomedsharipov pushed the pressure early on into the second and landed a slick spinning kick to the body. Zabit was able to land more legs kicks and really started to have his way on the outer edges with Kattar. That was before Kattar turned the tides in the third round and landed brutal uppercuts inside followed by hard combinations that seemed to tire Zabit. Kattar kept the offense high as he ran in for a flying knee, but Zabit was there to take him down and rode out position until the end of the fight.

Maia vs Askren

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Round 3: Askren immediately presses Maia against the fence and clinches, but Maia escapes. Askren scores a strong body lock takedown a minute in and lands in side control, but Maia eventually gets back to his feet. Askren lands a kick to the body and straight punch. Maia springs into life at the midway point, landing a knee to the body and another left hand. As Askren clinches, Maia knees him to the body again. Askren lands a single leg, but Maia attacks a heel hook. After Askren scrambles, Maia mounts him before taking his back. He switches to a body triangle before locking up a rear-naked choke. The choke renders Askren unconscious.

Official result: Demian Maia def. Ben Askren via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:54 of R3

Reyes vs Weidman

Round 1: Herb Dean the third man in the cage for this main event. Weidman immediately backing away from Reyes. Weidman takes a kick to the body, then immediately gets a waist lock and a takedown. He can’t do much with it. Weidman maintaining the body lock, Reyes calmly defending. Weidman backs off and they’re back in striking distance. Straight left by Reyes crumples Weidman, he follows up with ground strikes and Weidman goes limp. This one is over.

Official result: Dominick Reyres def. Chris Weidman via TKO (punches) at 1:43 of round one

Joanna vs Waterson