Usman, Not Covington Gets Title Shot At UFC 235

While Tyron Woodley hoped that his Christmas gift would be Colby Covington at UFC 235, he instead will have a different challenger this coming March.

Per a report by MMAJunkie, Kamaru Usman will be the man to challenge Woodley for the welterweight title at UFC 235.

“We signed a contract. One hundred percent,” claimed Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz. “Woodley is fighting Usman. Las Vegas. March 2.”

Dana White would confirm the story, stating in a text message: “That fight is happening or Usman vs. someone for the title.”

Covington would go on to blast the decision, claiming that: “If the marquee doesn’t say Covington vs. Woodley, then it ain’t a title fight. Print that.”


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