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UFC 296 results: Champ Leon Edwards defeats Colby Covington



UFC 296 just wrapped up in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where welterweight champion Leon Edwards defended his title against Colby Covington.

Edwards pretty much outclassed Covington on the feet and more than held his own in the wrestling department as well, earning a unanimous decision after five rounds with all three judges scoring the bout 49-46 to the champ.

Covington looked surprisingly off during most of the fight.

Flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja took on Brandon Royval in the co-main event. The pair faced off two years ago at a UFC Fight Night event, where Pantoja scored a second-round submission finish, now rematching for the title at UFC 296.

Pantoja mixed in several takedowns and won a clear-cut decision with one 49-46 and a pair off 50-45 scorecards.

Check out the official UFC 296 results down below!

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UFC 296 results: Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington

Main card

  • Leon Edwards def. Colby Covington via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) – to defend welterweight title
  • Alexandre Pantoja def. Brandon Royval via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) – to defend flyweight title
  • Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Stephen Thompson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:56
  • Paddy Pimblett def. Tony Ferguson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Josh Emmett def. Bryce Mitchell via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 1:57

Preliminary card

  • Alonzo Menifield def. Dustin Jacoby via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Irene Aldana def. Karol Rosa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Cody Garbrandt def. Brian Kelleher via KO (punch) – Round 1, 3:42
  • Ariane Lipski def. Casey O’Neill via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 1:18

Early prelims

  • Tagir Ulanbekov def. Cody Durden via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:25
  • Andre Fili def. Lucas Almeida via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:32
  • Shamil Gaziev def. Martin Buday via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:56

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