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Colby Covington claims Donald Trump will get him the win at UFC 296

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Colby Covington will face Leon Edwards on UFC 296 on December 16. Photo via Instagram (colbycovmma)

After a long break from the sport, controversial MMA fighter Colby Covington is back to headline UFC 296 when he challenges reigning welterweight title holder Leon Edwards.

The fight takes place on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and according to the challenger, there is one thing that will guarantee him a win – the presence of former president Donald Trump.

“There is no man that’s going to stop me next week,” Covington said in the first episode of UFC 296 Embedded. “I feel like I could put Superman and the Hulk in there at the same time and I’m getting it done. Especially while Donald Trump is there. No one’s going to beat me when Donald Trump is in attendance.”

Colby Covington was training in Colorado

Covington spent time in Colorado preparing for his third title fight.

“That’s helped elevate our cardio and our game to another level,” Covington says. “When you are training at 10.000 feet above sea level you have to work harder with your lungs.”

Check out the full UFC 296 fight card below!

UFC 296 fight card

Main card

  • Welterweight title bout: Leon Edwards (c) vs. Colby Covington
  • Flyweight title bout: Alexandre Pantoja (c) vs. Brandon Royval
  • Welterweight bout: Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Stephen Thompson
  • Lightweight bout: Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett
  • Welterweight bout: Vicente Luque vs. Ian Machado Garry

Preliminary card

  • Featherweight bout: Josh Emmett vs. Bryce Mitchell
  • Women’s Bantamweight bout: Irene Aldana vs. Karol Rosa
  • Bantamweight bout: Cody Garbrandt vs. Brian Kelleher
  • Women’s Flyweight bout: Casey O’Neill vs. Ariane Lipski

Early preliminary card

  • Light Heavyweight bout: Alonzo Menifield vs. Dustin Jacoby
  • Flyweight bout: Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Cody Durden
  • Featherweight bout: Andre Fili vs. Lucas Almeida
  • Heavyweight bout: Martin Buday vs. Shamil Gaziev
  • Welterweight bout: Randy Brown vs. Muslim Salikhov

* The fight card is a subject of change.

Read more: Leon Edwards not impressed by back-up fighter for title bout: “That’s easy work”


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