At the UFC 286 press conference, Dana White, the UFC president, announced that Colby Covington will be challenging Leon Edwards for the welterweight title.
Covington had been present at the event and expressed his desire to fight Edwards in July.
White confirmed that the fight made sense and that Covington deserved a shot at the title, considering he is the second or third-best fighter in the world.
White also stated that Islam would not be fighting, putting an end to any speculation on the matter.
Despite Edwards’ victory, Kamaru Usman’s ability to handle his losses with grace and dignity was celebrated, and he is still seen as a champion, even without the belt.
The UFC 286 event was a great success, and the talent in the UK is getting stronger, with a new champion to lead the way.