Current No. 2-ranked UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington is one of the most entertaining fighters today. He is coming off a bounce-back victory against former friend and teammate Jorge Masvidal in March 2022 via unanimous decision. His trash-talking personality is backed up by his well-rounded MMA skills, which makes him an exciting name in UFC odds.
#UFC272 Official Result: Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) (49-46, 50-44, 50-44) defeats Jorge Masvidal by Unanimous Decision.
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Kamaru Usman denied by Covington’s bid for the division title by beating him for the second time in November 2021 by unanimous decision. It was only his third career loss in 20 fights. When will “Chaos” return to the Octagon, and who will he face next?
When is Colby Covington’s Next Fight?
Colby Covington’s next fight will be another title shot against reigning 170-pound champion Leon Edwards. This was confirmed by UFC President Dana White in the post-fight press conference of UFC 286 when Edwards defeated Kamaru Usman in their trilogy fight.
The date and venue are still being determined and finalized, but multiple reports cite that the title fight is targeted for July 2022 in London. If the fight comes to fruition, it will be Edwards’ second title defense and Covington’s third career championship opportunity.
Colby Covington MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 17-3
- 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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