Leon Edwards will look to defend his UFC welterweight title against Colby Covington at UFC 296.
This will be the final UFC pay-per-view show of the year set to take place on December 16 in Las Vegas.
And Edwards will be going into the bout with a huge amount of confidence having been undefeated in the Octagon since 2016, which is a fact that UFC president Dana White pointed out when announcing the event.
“The champ hasn’t lost a fight in eight years and is coming off back-to-back wins over the greatest welterweight of all time – Kamaru Usman,” White said.
“He’s defending his title against Colby Covington, a relentless pressure fighter with unstoppable cardio.”
As White referenced, Edwards’ most recent pair of victories came over Usman, who also happens to be the last fighter to beat the Brit in 2015.
The two men clashed in a rematch last year and Edwards won with a stunning head kick knockout in the final minute of the last round of the fight.
And in the trilogy Edwards emerged victorious once again but this time by majority decision.
As for Covington, he has been in around the top of the welterweight division for years, fighting Usman twice for the title, but falling short on both occasions.
Last time out, however, he recorded an unanimous decision win over Jorge Masvidal in a bout that was named ‘Fight of the Night’ and earned him a shot at Edwards.