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UFC 268 live fight updates, results, highlights from Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2

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It has been nearly two years since the last time Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington stepped into the Octagon against one another.

After months of bad blood between the two, they each had the chance to put their grievances with one another on the mat. And on Dec. 14, 2019, it was Usman, winning by a fifth-round TKO that ended the match and defended his title of UFC Welterweight Champion.

These two fighters will head into the Octagon once more on Saturday, with Usman putting his title and 14-fight winning streak on the line against Covington. Since beating Covington, Usman has won three fights, one by KO, another by TKO and another by decision. His most recent fight came against Jorge Masvidal, when he won by knockout on April 24, 2021.

Covington has fought just once since that December 2019 clash, squaring off against Tyron Woodley on Sept. 19, 2020. He beat Woodley by TKO in five rounds.

Sporting News is tracking live fight updates and round-by-round highlights from Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 and the entire UFC 268 card. Follow for complete results from Saturday's pay-per-view event.

Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 live updates, highlights from UFC 268

(All times Eastern)

Round 1 (1:07 a.m.): Usman lands the first jab of the night with a left, and he lands another shortly after that. Covington tries to get a takedown, but Usman flips it around and lands a few blows to the head before they get up. Usman and Covington trade shots before Usman gets a quick takedown. Usman lands a hard left after some brief exchanges. Covington takes one last swing, but comes up empty as the round ends.

1:01 a.m.: No touching of the gloves. This fight begins now.

12:53 a.m.: Now the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC is making his entrance.

12:50 a.m.: The No. 1 welterweight contender is making his walk out to the Octagon.

See below for complete results from the undercard.

UFC 268 results from full card

Rose Namajunas uses late takedowns to defend strawweight title in split decision win against Zhang Weili

Scores: 48-47 Zhang, 48-47 Namajunas, 49-46 Namajunas

Round 5 (12:34 a.m.): It takes about a minute in before Namajunas gets a huge takedown of Zhang. Zhang is firing back with some elbows to the head as she's pinned down, but Namajunas has kept her on the ground before starting to land punches to the head. Zhang tries to get up with some kicks, but Namajunas pins her right back. Namajunas turns the corner and lands a right hand to Zhang's head. Zhang keeps trying to use her legs to get Namajunas off her, but she hasn't been able to create enough space to get away, and has been unable to escape the ground. With 30 seconds left, Zhang seemingly had a window to get up, but she stays on the ground and Namajunas strikes her with a shot to the face and pins her again. There's the horn, and this one goes the distance.

Round 4 (12:28 a.m.): Namajunas lands a few hard punches to start the round, but Zhang gets a takedown. Namajunas didn't stay down long, however, as she started sending some upkicks to back off Zhang and get back up. Zhang starts to take down Namajunas, and as they're on the ground, Namajunas is able to flip around on top. The pair exchange hits to the head, but Namajunas kept adding some hits to the body. Zhang hasn't made much of an attempt to get up, and Namajunas was able to keep landing shots until the round ended.

Round 3 (12:23 a.m.): The two start off the third round exchanging a few jabs, but for the most part have kept some distance between one another. Namajunas lands a hard right-hander toward the middle of the round and the two grapple a bit. Zhang tries a kick, but falls down on the attempt. She then tries to pin Namajunas against the side, but Namajunas is able to escape. Zhang lands a hard left hook, and then is able to get a takedown of Namajunas and get on her back. Namajunas spins around, but Zhang gets back on top near the end of the round and lands a pair of punches.

Round 2 (12:16 a.m.): Zhang once again starting with a few kicks, but Namajunas counters with some punches. After a few kicks, Zhang lands a heavy left hand that stumbles Namajunas. Zhang quickly takes advantage by taking down Namajunas, who lands an upkick before Zhang gets down to wrestle. Zhang starts throwing some body shots before Namajunas is able to get up. Namajunas pins Zhang to the side, then stands up and throws a punch before the end of the round.

Round 1 (12:09 a.m.): Zhang strikes first with a sideways kick. After absorbing some kicks, Namajunas steps up with a kick and a pair of jabs to Zhang. Namajunas lands some kicks, but Zhang takes her down and tries to establish herself on top. Zhang stands up and lands a jab to the face. She then wraps up, and starts firing in some right-handed body shots. Namajunas turns to get up and get herself out. Namajunas attempts a kick, and even though it doesn't land, it gets Zhang to fall down and she gets in a few punches before the end of the first round.

12:02 a.m.: Namajunas walks out to the ring, telling herself along the way, "I am the best." She's looking to defend her women's strawweight championship.

11:58 p.m.: Zhang is the first into the ring ahead of her title rematch against Namajunas.

Justin Gaethje picks up impressive win by unanimous decision against Michael Chandler

Scores: 29-28, 29-28, 30-27

Round 3 (10:35 p.m.): Gaethje absorbs a few early punches, and brings the fight to the floor, but Gaethje turns it around with a front flip. As soon as they're back up, Gaethje hits him with a left to the head. Chandler tried a few hard hits, but Gaethje connected with a huge right to the head. The two dance around toward the end, but both make it to the decision.

Round 2 (10:34 p.m.): Chandler again comes out throwing a few hard punches, but Gaethje is able to avoid them. Gaethje gets a knockdown on Chandler with an uppercut with about 3:30 left, and he immediately pounces to take advantage. Chandler trying to stay low and avoid taking too many shots, but Gaethje has a good hold on him. Chandler gets his arm off, and Gaethje lets him get up. Chandler gets up and goes right back to throwing a few jabs and a few quick kicks as Gaethje waits for an opening. Chandler dives, but Gaethje dodgers it. Gaethje takes an eye poke and Chandler tries to jump on the chance, but the ref stops it.

Round 1(10:27 p.m.): Chandler has come out in the first round aggressive. He landed a few solid jabs, and eventually, one hard strike from Chandler gets him off balance. Gaethje gets in some punches and an uppercut on Chandler, who appears to be getting a bit worn out as the round is going on. Chandler attempted a flying knee, but Gaetje was able to block it.

10:21 p.m.: Time for the start of the main card.

10:17 p.m.: Chandler was the first to reach the Octagon. Now, Gaethje is heading out.

10:15 p.m.: Walkouts for the first fight of the night starting.

Shane Burgos uses kicks to solidify unanimous decision win against Billy Quarantillo

Scores: 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Round 3 (11:12 p.m.): Burgos gets right back where he left off with a couple hard punches. Quarantillo clearly is hobbled on his left leg. Quarantillo falls to the mat, and Burgos gets in a hit. Quarantillo brings the fight to the side and is trying to wrestle Burgos, but Burgos is able to get out of it. Quarantillo gets Burgos down with just over a minute left, but Burgos gets back up and is able to land a few knees on him. Now Quarantillo is hitting him with some knees near the side, but Burgos turns it around and starts to land some jabs before the fight wraps up.