And the middleweight world champion Nigerian Kamaru Usman will face the scandalous world of Colby Covington.
During the ceremonial weigh-in on Friday, R. Namajunas decided to pay tribute to Lithuania.
“First of all, I want to thank God. Without it, all this would not have been possible. I would also like to thank Lithuania. Lithuania, be free (said in Lithuanian – aut. Past.). I also thank Weil, the UFC and New York for being the toughest people in the world and inspiring me to be the best in my version. With God’s help, I hope to defend the belt, “Namajun said.
Before the title fight, both athletes behaved respectfully, shaking hands. In a brief comment after the weigh-ins, W.Zhang only thanked for the opportunity to fight in New York and show off his skills.
Meanwhile, K. Usman and C. Covington avoided physical contact in confrontation this time and limited themselves to words.
“Welcome to my network, Joe. Good to see you back. Good to see New York fans as well. Tomorrow I will grind Kamaru. You can bet for my victory and make a good profit, because I will become the new champion, “Covington said.
Ms Usman, meanwhile, did not rule out the possibility that the fight could end quickly: “If Colby did his homework, then it will be an amazing fight. If not, then it will be completed very soon. “
Both the title, as well as three more introductory battles, will be broadcast live on TV3 Sport and the next-generation TV Go3. The broadcast will begin on Sunday, November 7, at 4 p.m.