Champion Leon Edwards (32, UK), who is competing for the UFC welterweight (77.1kg) title, warned challenger Colby Covington (35, USA) after passing the weigh-in, saying, “You’re dead tomorrow.”

Edwards and Covington weighed in at the weigh-in for ‘UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington’ held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 16th (Korean time).

Edwards weighed in at 77.1 kg (170 pounds) and Covington weighed in at 76.9 kg (169.5 pounds) and prepared for the showdown. 카지노사이트

The two will compete for the welterweight title in the main event of ‘UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington’ held at the same venue on the 17th.

After the weigh-in, an imminent situation occurred. After coming off the scale, Edwards was ready to lunge at Covington, and UFC CEO Dana White (54, USA) hurriedly blocked him.

This was because Covington mentioned Edwards’ late father.

At a press conference held the previous day, Covington said, “I will take you to the 7th level of hell. “Let’s go there and say hello to your father,” he provoked Edwards.

Edwards immediately threw a drink bottle at Covington, and safety guards stopped him.

Edwards, who was not relieved until the next day, raised his voice after the weigh-in and said

I will judge tomorrow for everything I said to my father,” and “You are dead tomorrow.”

Covington told the audience that this was America’s “war of independence” against Britain and pledged to win “for the American people.”

This match is expected to be closely contested. Edwards, who became the welterweight champion by defeating Kamaru Usman (36, Nigeria/USA) in August last year, is on a 12-game undefeated streak (11 wins, 1 draw).

Covington, a former interim welterweight champion, is so physically strong that he holds the records for the second-most takedowns (67) and the fifth-most strikes (1,863) in UFC history.

All UFC flyweight (56.7kg) title fighters participating in the co-main event also passed the weigh-in. Champion Alessandry Pantoja

(33, Brazil) hit the weight limit exactly. Brandon Roybal (31, USA), a challenger seeking revenge for his defeat two years ago, came down on the scale at 56.5 kg (124.5 pounds).

After the weigh-in, Roybal pledged revenge, “I will bring the belt back to the United States.

After losing to Pantoja, Roybal earned the right to challenge for the title with three straight wins.

This match is the first defense of Pantoja, who defeated Brandon Moreno (30, Mexico) by split decision last July to become the flyweight champion.

The champion predicted an exciting match, saying, “It’s either kill or be killed.”

The main card of ‘UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington’ will be broadcast live on tvN and TVING from 12 PM on Sunday, December 17. The undercard will be broadcast live on TVING starting at 10 a.m.

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