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Covington-Usman gives December's UFC 245 three title fights

Colby Covington

The final UFC pay-per-view of 2019 will have three title fights.

ESPN's Ariel Helwani and Brett Okamoto reported Friday night that welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will look for the first defense of his title against top challenger and former interim champion Colby Covington at December's UFC 245 in Las Vegas.

UFC was trying to put the fight together for November's UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, but issues with both sides prevented that from happening. Both men are 15-1 with Usman riding a 14-fight win streak (10-0 in UFC) while Covington has won seven in a row. Usman won the title with a dominant victory over Tyron Woodley in March while the controversial Covington (seen above) dominated Robbie Lawler in August. 

The two had a memorable exchange of words on the ESPN+ set following Covington's victory and have been jawing at each other for months.

The fight rounds out an impressive three title fight main card which includes featherweight champion Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski and women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie.