Who wins between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington?

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On Saturday night, Kamaru Usman will defend his welterweight title against Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 245. Who wins?

Who wins between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington?

Frank Hyden MMATorch Columnist

I’ll go with Usman by decision. I’m tempted to go with Covington but I think Usman has more success with his grappling and pulls out the close win. I think it’ll be a hard-fought victory that really tests both men. I don’t think it’ll be Fight of the Night but I think it’ll be a good fight.

Michael Hiscoe MMATorch Columnist

Both men bring a strong wrestling game to the table, making this fight a tough one to pick. If the wrestling is a stalemate, I think I favor Kamaru Usman’s striking but something tells me Colby Covington is going to be able to neutralize Usman’s striking by utilizing the clinch and take the decision win.

Dylan Thompson MMATorck UK Specialist 

Covington has gone the distance in his last five outings and Usman has in his last four outings, I can see this being either an all out brawl or a bit of a dud. I think Colby Covington’s all round pressure and work-rate earning him another decision victory.

Sean Covington MMATorch Contributor

This one is very easy, it’s Kamaru Usman. Usman is just too strong to lose a wrestling match to Colby Covington. Colby also has the punching power of an injured moth. Usman has striking power but I’m almost certain he won’t use it. Prepare yourself for the most boring fight possible. Neither of these guys want to finish fights so it’s gonna be a brutal 25 minutes for the audience. I’m going to call it now, most boring fight of the decade!

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