The UFC returns to Madison Square Garden in New York City for a fantastic card that includes a highly anticipated welterweight championship rematch. Read on to learn how to watch Usman vs. Covington 2 and the rest of the UFC 268 program online, with ESPN+ providing exclusive coverage in the United States.
The main event will be a rematch between current 77kg champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Colby Covington, which took place in December 2019. In the co-main event, Rose Namajunas defends her UFC women’s strawweight title against Zhang Weili, the woman she defeated to win it.
The last encounter between these two wrestling experts saw Usman provide a spectacular late stoppage to defeat trash-talking challenger Covington in the last minute at UFC 245 in Las Vegas, widely considered as one of the greatest MMA title bouts of all time.
Usman successfully defended his championship for the first time, and despite his valiant attempts, Covington was left with a fractured jaw.
Follow our guide below to learn how to watch UFC 268 online and obtain a Usman vs Covington 2 live stream, as well as essential data like the Usman vs Covington timing and the cheapest method to get a UFC live stream on Saturday.
UFC 268: TV and live stream
The action will be broadcast on BT Sport 1, and coverage of the preliminary rounds will begin at 1 a.m.
For subscribers, it will be live broadcast on BT Sport’s website and app.
By texting SPORT to 150, EE mobile subscribers can enjoy a FREE three-month trial of BT Sport. After that, you can cancel the trial at any moment.
The early prelims will be broadcast on UFC Fight Pass, while all prelim bouts will be televised on ABC and ESPN+ in the United States.
When is UFC 268: Usman vs Covington 2?
The fight between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington will take place in New York on Saturday, November 6.
The fight will begin in the early hours of Sunday morning, November 7 for UK fans.
The massive event will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
UFC 268 is expected to draw close to 20,000 spectators.
How to watch UFC 268 Usman vs Covington 2 live stream in New Zealand
Sky Arena is streaming Usman vs. Covington 2 live in New Zealand, with the PPV priced at NZ$39.95 for the whole main card.
To see all of the excitement, make sure to tune in starting at 3 p.m. NZST on Sunday, November 7.
Depending on how the rest of the card goes, the main event between Usman and Covington may start as early as 4.30pm NZDT.
How to watch Usman vs Covington 2 Live Stream online in Australia
UFC 268 and Usman vs Covington 2 are available on PPV in Australia, and will set you back AUD$54.95.
The main event is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. AEDT on Sunday morning. Around 6.15 a.m. AEDT, Usman and Covington are set to enter the Octagon.
To view the fight, you must first register with Foxtel or Kayo Sports Main Event. You’ll be able to live stream the whole event using your web browser and devices including Android, iOS, Samsung TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, and Chromecast after clicking the link to sign up to watch.
Watch Usman vs Covington 2 live stream UFC 268 in Canada
On Saturday, a number of pay-per-view providers in Canada will be broadcasting Usman vs. Covington 2.
With prices starting at CAD$64.99, you may go to Shaw, Bell, Rogers, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, or Eastlink. It’s also available on UFC Fight Pass as a pay-per-view event.
On Saturday, November 6, at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, watch the main card.
How to watch Usman vs Covington 2 live stream UFC 268 in the UK
BT Sport currently owns exclusive broadcast rights to UFC events in the UK, and the good news is that, despite its exciting lineup of fights, UFC 268 will not be a pay-per-view event in the UK!
All of the action from New York will be shown on BT Sport 1, with coverage commencing at 12 a.m. on Saturday night with a build-up preview program, followed by coverage of the prelims and main event at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Don’t forget that a BT Sport Monthly Pass allows you to receive BT Sport without making a long-term commitment. It costs £25 and gives you access to all of BT Sport’s content for a month, including Premier League football and Premiership rugby.
The broadcaster’s UFC programming is also accessible on the BT Sport app and website, meaning you can watch UFC live on almost any device these days.
If you’re away from home, you may still use your BT Sport subscription or monthly pass. To do so, you’ll need a VPN to reroute your IP address back to the United Kingdom, as described in our instructions above.
How to live stream UFC 268 without PPV in Europe
If you’re in the United States, you’re kind of stuck. It’s either PPV or nothing.
Not so in Europe, owing to the fact that it airs in the middle of the night! Instead, DAZN, a sports streaming service, owns the rights.
So, if you’re a UFC fan in Austria, Italy, Germany, or Spain, get over to the DAZN website right now.
Even better news: in some areas, you can really watch for free (we can confirm that is the case in Germany, Austria and Spain, for example). That’s because there’s a 30-day free trial available if you’ve never had a membership before.
How to watch Usman vs Covington 2 UFC 268 live stream in the US
UFC on ESPN Plus has exclusive rights to cover the event in the United States, making it the only location to watch it. The early prelim coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET / 3.30 p.m. PT, followed by the main card at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, with Usman vs. Covington scheduled to begin at 12 a.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT, depending on the speed of the previous fights.
Usman vs Covington 2 preview and predictions
Last time these two fierce rivals fought, it was an all-out battle, and with the rivalry between the two fighters still visible in the build-up to this rematch, it’s logical to expect similar pyrotechnics on Saturday.
Since then, Usman has gone from strength to strength, with major victories against highly regarded contenders Jorge Masvidal (twice) and Gilbert Burns.
Covington has only won once since losing to Usman, defeating former champion Tyron Woodley, and will need to step up his game tonight to complete a successful vengeance mission.
Who is Colby Covington?
Covington, a Clovis, California native nicknamed “Chaos,” is a former Interim UFC Welterweight Champion and the current UFC welterweight champion.
The 33-year-old has a 16-2-0 record, but has only fought once since losing to Usman in their first fight and has switched camps, making it tough to anticipate how the two-time Pac-10 Conference collegiate wrestling champion would fare this time around.
Who is Kamaru Usman?
Kamaru Usman is one of MMA’s top grapplers, having won 18 consecutive fights. He dethroned Tyron Woodley as welterweight champion at UFC 235 in 2019.
While the Nigerian superstar is famed for his ground game, he can also punch his way out of trouble when necessary, as seen by his spectacular last round stoppage against his opponent tonight during his maiden defense of his title.
Usman vs Covington 2 latest odds: who is the favorite to win?
The defending champion Usman is a 1/3 favorite to win this rematch, with Covington listed as 9/4 to stop the Nigerian Nightmare’s 18-fight unbeaten record.
UFC 268: Usman vs Covington FULL CARD
Kamaru Usman (c) vs Colby Covington (welterweight title)
Rose Namajunas (c) vs Weili Zhang (strawweight title)
Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler
Frankie Edgar vs Marlon Vera
Alex Pereira vs Andreas Michailidis
Al Iaquinta vs Bobby Green
Shane Burgos vs Billy Quarantillo
Edmen Shahbazyan vs Nassourdine Imavov
Ian Garry vs Jordan Williams
Early preliminary card
Gian Villante vs Chris Barnett
Aleksa Camur vs John Allan
CJ Vergara vs Ode Osbourne