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Prelims at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+, ESPNEWS and ESPN Deportes
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Capping a historic week unprecedented in more than a decade, the second numbered UFC event in eight days is this Saturday, Nov. 6, when UFC returns to New York’s famed Madison Square Garden with UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2 live on ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET. Prelims will air on ESPN+, ESPNEWS and ESPN Deportes at 8 p.m. with early prelims at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN+. Live coverage starts with UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Usman vs. Covington 2 on Friday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2 providing fans with exclusive insights and views on the biggest stories heading into Fight Night.
The main event features a rematch between UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (19-1) and No. 1-ranked challenger and former interim champ Colby Covington (16-2). Usman defeated Covington by fifth-round technical knockout in their first clash at UFC 245 in 2019. He enters the Octagon with an impressive 18-fight-unbeaten streak. Covington has only fought once since then, a victory over former champion Tyron Woodley more than a year ago. Covington, whose loss to Usman is his only defeat in his last nine matches, has notable victories over former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos.
The co-main event between UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas (11-4) and former champion Zhang Weili (21-2) is a rematch just six months after UFC 261 in which then-reigning champ Weili lost the belt in a first-round “Knockout of the Year” contender. With the win, Namajunas became the first woman in UFC history to regain a championship after losing the belt. She has won eight of her last 10 fights. Weili, the first Chinese fighter to win a UFC title, has won 21 of her last 22 bouts. Overall, she has 17 finished in 21 victories.
Calling the action will be play-by-play announcer Jon Anik, alongside analysts former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan. Megan Olivi will handle reporting duties.
How Colby Covington saw the first fight against Kamaru Usman.
Five questions for UFC 268: Is Colby Covington the toughest challenge for Kamaru Usman?
Expert picks -- How can Covington, Zhang avenge their losses?
How Trevor Wittman prepared Kamaru Usman, Rose Namajunas, Justin Gaethje and himself for UFC 268.
Friday: The new Zhang Weili, by Marc Raimondi
Saturday: UFC 268 Viewers Guide, by Brett Okamoto and Jeff Wagenheim
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