When Is Colby Covington’s Next Fight?

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Colby Covington reacts after his win against Rafael Dos Anjos during their interim welterweight UFC 225 mixed martial arts.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Dec 17, 2023, 8:30 PM
  • Colby Covington is the former UFC interim welterweight champion.
  • Covington is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Leon Edwards.
  • Covington's next opponent is yet to be determined.

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington is one of the most entertaining fighters today. He is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Leon Edwards in their championship match at UFC 296 in Las Vegas. His trash-talking personality is backed up by his well-rounded MMA skills, which makes him an exciting name in UFC odds.

Edwards denied by Covington’s bid for the division title for the third time, but he’s still one of the premier contenders in the weight class. It was only his fourth career loss in 21 fights. When will “Chaos” return to the Octagon, and who will he face next?

When is Colby Covington’s Next Fight?

Covington’s is yet to be determined, but he could potentially fight other top contenders in the welterweight division like Belal Muhammad, Gilbert Burns, Shavkat Rakhmonov, and Stephen Thompson.

Colby Covington MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 17-4
  • Wins by TKO/KO: 4
  • Wins by submission: 4
  • Wins by decision: 9
  • Striking accuracy: 39%
  • Significant strikes landed per minute: 4.10
  • Significant strikes absorbed: 3.05
  • Takedown average per 15 minutes: 4.05
  • Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.18
  • Takedown accuracy: 46%
  • Significant strikes defense: 56%
  • Takedown defense: 72%
  • Knockdown average: 0.06
  • Average fight time: 16:34

Colby Covington Notable Wins

Some of Colby Covington’s notable victories include Dong Hyun Kim, Demian Maia, Rafael Dos Anjos, Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley, and Jorge Masvidal.

Colby Covington UFC Earnings

Colby Covington has earned an estimated UFC career earnings of over $3.6 million in his nine-year campaign under the Las Vegas-based promotion. His biggest single-fight purse so far came in March 2022, when he fought Jorge Masvidal and pocketed $1 million.

Colby Covington Team and Corner

Colby Covington formerly trained under American Top Team in Coconut Creek, but due to several issues and bad blood with former teammate Jorge Masvidal, Covington was forced out of the team. This led him to join MMA Kings in Miami, where he is now under the guidance of renowned trainer Cesar Carneiro.

Aside from Carneiro, another in MMA Kings who helped “Chaos” improve his MMA arsenal is Daniel Valverde. Another UFC fighter training with Covington in the same gym is Nate Landwehr.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.