UFC 296 preview show | Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington, Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval 2, and more

Things got heated between welterweight champ Leon Edwards and Colby Covington at Thursday’s press conference for UFC 296. While Covington may have crossed the line, Edwards reacted violently and a melee nearly unfolded.

With how fight week has gone, has the perception changed in regards to how this fight will play out?

MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew preview the UFC’s stacked final pay-per-view of the year, what the fallout of the Edwards vs. Covington could be depending on who wins, and what happens with Covington if he comes up short for the third time battling for an undisputed title.

Additionally, they’ll discuss the co-main event for the flyweight title between Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval, the big welterweight clash between Shavkat Rakhmonov and Stephen Thompson, Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett heating back up following the press conference and what the aftermath of that bout can bring, and more.

Catch the UFC 296 preview show above. An audio-only version of the show can be found below and on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

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