The Ultimate Fighting Championships will be returning to Madison Square Garden in November, and the main event is expected to be the culmination of a blood feud between Usman and Covington.
Colby Covington is one of the most outspoken fighters in MMA history, and Usman will be looking to again silence doubters of his more mechanical and methodical approach to combat sports.
Here is everything that you need to know ahead of UFC 268:
UPDATE August 5th: Dustin Poirier has given an early prediction for the rumoured fight between Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler.
UFC 268 will hopefully be taking place on Saturday, November 6th. However, this has not been officially confirmed by the UFC.
The event will be airing live from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Here's the expected card for UFC 268:
UFC Welterweight Title - Kamaru Usman (c) vs Colby Covington
Other fights are expected to be confirmed over the coming months.
UK Start Time
The main card of UFC 268 will likely begin Sunday, November 7th at 03:00 BST for fans to watch on either BT Sport 1 or BT Sport Box Office.
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