UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on December 14, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, United States.
|UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington|
The poster for UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||December 14, 2019|
|City||Paradise, Nevada, United States|
A UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship bout between the current champion Amanda Nunes and the inaugural UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Germaine de Randamie is expected to take place at the event. The pairing previously met in November 2013 at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3, with Nunes winning the encounter via TKO in the first round.
Santiago Ponzinibbio was expected to face Robbie Lawler at the event. However, Ponzinibbio pulled out of the fight on October 12 citing a staph infection. Promotional officials have not announced whether or not Lawler will face a replacement on the card, or be rescheduled for a separate event instead.
Sergio Pettis was briefly linked to a bout with Kai Kara-France at the event. However, Pettis revealed in early October that he was entertaining offers from other promotions after the completion of his previous contract and did not currently have a fight lined up with the promotion. Kara-France is now expected to face Brandon Moreno.
|Welterweight||Kamaru Usman (c)||vs.||Colby Covington||[a]|
|Featherweight||Max Holloway (c)||vs.||Alexander Volkanovski||[b]|
|Women's Bantamweight||Amanda Nunes (c)||vs.||Germaine de Randamie||[c]|
|Bantamweight||Marlon Moraes||vs.||José Aldo|
|Bantamweight||Petr Yan||vs.||Urijah Faber|
|Welterweight||Geoff Neal||vs.||Mike Perry|
|Women's Bantamweight||Ketlen Vieira||vs.||Irene Aldana|
|Welterweight||Matt Brown||vs.||Ben Saunders|
|Early Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Featherweight||Chase Hooper||vs.||Daniel Teymur|
|Flyweight||Brandon Moreno||vs.||Kai Kara-France|
|Women's Flyweight||Jessica Eye||vs.||Viviane Araújo|
|Middleweight||Punahele Soriano||vs.||Oskar Piechota|
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