The second pay-per-view event in as many weeks continues to bring the heat as two title fights headline UFC 268 from New York City.

Staff Writers
Gaethje vs. Chandler
Burgos vs. Quarantillo
Edgar vs. Vera
Namajunas vs. Zhang
Usman vs. Covington
Dan Doherty (120-70)
Alex Behunin (111-69)
Justin Gibbons (122-77)
Eddie Law (61-39)
Gabriel Gonzalez (113-86)
Jay Anderson (106-89)
Dylan Bowker (97-89)
Chris Prawdzik (28-28)

The rematch between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington for the welterweight title headlines UFC 268. Their first meeting was a five-round slugfest that ended late in the fifth round after Usman broke Covington’s jaw. Since then, Usman has defended his belt three more times while Covington defeated former champion Tyron Woodley. Usman was unanimously picked.

The co-main event is another title fight rematch as Weili Zhang hopes for a better outcome this time around against strawweight champion Rose Namajunas. They crossed paths seven months ago and the fight lasted just 78 seconds, with Namajunas claiming the title with a head kick knockout. Zhang was given an immediate rematch as a result. All but two writers picked Namajunas.

The legendary Frankie Edgar faces the always exciting Marlon Vera on the main card. Edgar has slowed a bit since his days as the lightweight champion, now fighting at bantamweight. He’s lost three of his last four fights with the one win being a controversial decision against Pedro Munhoz. Vera has won two of his last three with the lone loss coming at the hands of the still great Jose Aldo. Edgar was picked by five of eight writers.

Shane Burgos and Billy Quarantillo collide in a fun main card matchup. Burgos is looking to get back on track after taking losses against Josh Emmett and Edson Barboza. Quarantillo is 4-1 with three stoppages since joining the UFC. All but two writers picked Burgos.

Opening up the UFC 268 main card is a lightweight fight to remember as Justin Gaethje battles Michael Chandler. Gaethje has not fought in over a year after his four-fight win streak came to an end against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Chandler came up empty after getting a title shot, falling to champion Charles Oliveira. All but one writer picked Gaethje.

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