Dan Lambert & Colby Covington Explain How UFC Newark Main Event Came To Be

Former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington and UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler will meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night Newark.

The former interim champion was expecting a bout with UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman next, but Covington’s manager in Dan Lambert says the promotion got what they wanted in the end with the Covington/Lawler main event.

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“They just simply needed a main event,” Lambert told MMA Junkie. “Colby and Lawler were the two guys that were most available. So they pushed it hard and got what they wanted.”

Covington would take to Instagram to share his side of how things with Lawler came to fruition:


UFC Fight Night Newark takes place on Saturday, August 3 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey with Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.

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