In the co-main event at UFC 245, the featherweight belt changed hands. Alexander Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway via decision. Amanda Nunes retained her bantamweight belt taking a decision over Germaine de Randamie at the T-Mobile Arena. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kamaru Usman retained the UFC welterweight title when he knocked out Colby Covington in the fifth round of their title bout at UFC 245. After a heated lead-up to their bout, Usman says sometimes love and unity wins. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Here are the staredowns from the ceremonial weigh-in featuring all fighters competing at the UFC 245 fight card on Dec. 14 at the T-Mobile Arena. There are three title fights on the main card with the main event featuring a middleweight title bout between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal).
All fighters involved in the three title fights happening on Dec. 14 event at the T-Mobile Arena made weight. Only Jessica Eye, who trains in Las Vegas, missed weight. She came in 5-pounds heavy for her women’s flyweight bout against Viviane Araujo. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ahead of their welterweight title fight, division champion Kamaru Usman explains where the rivalry with his opponent, Colby Covington originated and discusses what he thinks about the challenger’s persona. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UFC welterweight title challenger Colby Covington discusses his upcoming fight taking place on Dec. 14 at the T-Mobile Arena against Kamaru Usman and says he is fueled by those who boo him at events. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Max Holloway said during UFC 245 media day that he expects a ton of Hawaiians, from his native state and the “Ninth Island” of Las Vegas, to come support him during his title bout at the T-Mobile Arena on Dec. 14 against Alexander Volkanovski. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Germaine de Randamie seeks her second UFC title on Saturday when she faces one of the greatest female fighters of all time, two-division champion Amanda Nunes. The fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena on Dec. 14 as part of UFC 245’s main card. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)