UFC 268 Usman vs Covington 2 start time and how to watch in Australia

Posted: 6 November 2021 12:45 pm
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UFC 268 is set to hit screens across the world with one of the best fight cards in recent memory.

SUMMARY: You can watch the UFC 268 preliminary rounds for free on any device with Kayo Sports by using this 14-day trial. You can then purchase the main card through Main Event on Foxtel or Main Event on Kayo Sports.

Set in the grandest city of them all – New York – UFC 268 is headlined by the rematch of welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington. The pair will fight for the welterweight title for a second time and if it's anywhere near as good as their previous meeting, we're in for a treat. That fight, at UFC 245, remains one of the greatest title fights in UFC history.

Rounding out a knockout main card is Rose Namajunas' defence of her women's strawweight title against former champ, Weili Zhang, who have also met before for this title. Contending light heavyweights Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler should also provide plenty of fireworks.

When is UFC 268 Usman vs Covington 2?

Catch all the action of UFC 268 live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday 7 November. The main card gets underway at 1pm AEDT. Those inclined can make a full day of it, starting with early prelims at 9am AEDT while the preliminary card begins at 11am AEDT.

How to watch UFC 268 Usman vs Covington

There are a range of viewing options for UFC 268. ESPN is showing the preliminary card, while the main card is exclusive to pay-per-view on Main Event. You can see our complete guide to watching the UFC here.

Watch Usman vs Covington 2 preliminary card

The prelims are being broadcast on ESPN. That means you can watch with Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Fetch TV and UFC Fight Pass. Among these options, Kayo is the pick for live sport.

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How to live stream UFC 268 via Kayo Sports

Kayo has more than 50 sports for you to choose from, including access to every single UFC Fight Night. You can get a Basic subscription to Kayo for $25 a month which allows you to watch on 2 screens. For $35 a month a Premium subscription gives you 3 screens.

Kayo offers a 14-day free trial so you can see if it is right for you.

It boasts a range of features and is compatible with iOS and Android devices, PCs, Mac, Android TV, Telstra TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV (2018 model or later), Chromecast and AirPlay. You can check out our full Kayo review for more information.

How to watch Usman vs Covington 2 UFC 268 main card

For the 5-fight main card, Main Event on Foxtel, Main Event on Kayo Sports, UFC Fight Pass, Fetch TV and PS4 and PS5 are the providers. You will need to purchase the fight to watch it live or catch a replay. Read on to find out more about watching the UFC 268 main card.

Stream UFC 268 on Main Event via Kayo Sports

New, returning or existing Kayo Sports customers have an opportunity to secure this massive fight directly through Main Event. Using this link mainevent.kayosports.com.au, you can sign up and watch it through your usual Kayo platform.

All the information you need for getting Main Event on Kayo can be found here.

Stream UFC 268 via Kayo Sports

Watch UFC 268 Usman vs Covington 2 on Main Event via the Kayo Sports app. No Kayo Sports account required. PPV costs $54.95.

How to watch UFC 268 with Main Event

If you have a Foxtel subscription, UFC 268 will set you back $54.95. You can place an order via the Main Event website, using the My Foxtel app, your Foxtel remote or over the phone. You can also order the fight if you have Optus TV featuring Foxtel, over the phone only. Ordering through a phone agent will incur an additional $2 booking fee.

How to watch with UFC Fight Pass

The UFC's official website is another option for watching the fight. It will cost you $54.95 through UFC Fight Pass. You can also sign up to Fight Pass for $10.99 a month or $104.99 for an annual pass, but you still need to purchase the fight separately. Fight Pass is compatible with Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, iPad, iPhone and Android devices, Chromecast, Samsung smart TVs, Roku, LG smart TVs or on desktops and laptops.

How to watch Usman vs Covington 2 on PlayStation

If you have a PlayStation 4 or PS5 console, look for Live Events in the PS Store. Once you have purchased the fight you can watch it through the "videos" menu. It is $54.95 or $49.95 for PlayStation Plus members.

How to watch UFC 268 with Fetch TV

Usman vs Covington 2 will also cost you $54.95 with Fetch TV. Using your Fetch box, go to "manage" and then "subscriptions". Once you have made the purchase you can watch it on TV or your mobile with the Fetch app.

UFC 268 Usman vs Covington 2 full card

Main card

  • Welterweight: Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington (UFC Welterweight title)
  • Strawweight: Rose Namajunas vs Weili Zhang (UFC Women's Strawweight title)
  • Lightweight: Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler
  • Featherweight: Shane Burgos vs Billy Quarantillo
  • Bantamweight: Frankie Edgar vs Marlon Vera

Preliminary card

  • Middleweight: Alex Pereira vs Andreas Michaildis
  • Lightweight: Al Iaquinta vs Bobby Green
  • Middleweight: Phil Hawes vs Chris Curtis
  • Middleweight: Ian Garry vs Jordan Williams

Who will win UFC 268 Usman vs Covington 2?

Usman vs Covington 2

If you haven't already, do yourself a favour and watch Usman vs Covington 1 from UFC 245. The December 2019 fight, which took place in Las Vegas, is an absolute classic, the noted wrestlers standing toe-to-toe trading blows for much of it.

History shows Usman won the fight – his first title defence – with a smashing fifth-round knockout. The champion has only improved since, winning bouts against Jorge Masvidal (twice) and Gilbert Burns.

Covington, meanwhile, returns to the Octagon having had just 1 fight since defeat to Usman, when he stopped Tyron Woodley in the fifth round at UFC Fight Night 178 in September 2020.

"The Nigerian Nightmare", as Usman is known, has become a stoppage king thanks to improved striking power since defeating Covington in UFC 245, making him a better all-round fighter and a hell of a champion.

Most pundits are leaning towards another Usman win, some even suggesting Covington has no chance this time. Covington began taunting Usman immediately after the win, asking the champion for his belt back. He gets his chance in what we hope will be another classic.

Keen to know about more upcoming UFC fights? Check out our full UFC schedule here. If you're still not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which one suits you best.

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