UFC 296 post-fight show: Reaction to Leon Edwards’ dominant win over Colby Covington

Leon Edwards made it look easy in his second title defense when he earned a unanimous decision over Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 296. Although it certainly won’t be on anyone’s Fight of the Year lists, what comes next for the UFC welterweight champion, as well as Covington, will be interesting.

Following the final pay-per-view event of 2023 for the UFC, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, and Jed Meshew react to Saturday’s card, Edwards’ championship retaining victory, Covington’s puzzling strategy and performance, Alexandre Pantoja’s successful flyweight title defense against Brandon Royval, Shavkat Rakhmonov and Paddy Pimblett’s win, Josh Emmett’s brutal knockout of Bryce Mitchell, Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis’ brawl in the crowd during the event, and more.

Watch the UFC 296 post-fight show above, or an audio-only version of the show can also be streamed below and on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever else you get your pods.