Early 2022
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
23-2-0
17-3-0

The tape

33
Age
34
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Full record

KO 5UD 5UD 5UD 5UD 5
Form
UD 5UD 5KO 5KO 5UD 5
23
Wins
17
15
By KO
4
65
KO%
24
0
By Sub
4
0
SUB%
24
2
Losses
3
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2012
25
Bouts
20
69
Rounds
63
5 hours, 15 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 49 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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1
Tapology
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Israel Adesanya vs Colby Covington preview

When is Adesanya vs Covington?

Israel Adesanya could set to fight Colby Covington, in Early 2022.

The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Adesanya vs Covington stats

Israel Adesanya would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Colby Covington would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Adesanya would have a massive power advantage over Covington, boasting at 65% knock out percentage over Covington's 24%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Covington would have a large advantage over Adesanya, boosting at 24% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.

Israel Adesanya is the younger man by 1 year, at 33 years old.

Adesanya has a height advantage of 5 inches over Covington. This also extends to a 8-inch reach advantage.

Adesanya is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 month later than Covington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 6 more professional rounds, 69 to Covington's 63.

Adesanya vs Covington form

Israel Adesanya has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Alex Pereira at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.

Before that, he had won against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

He had been beaten by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Covington has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Kamaru Usman at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Going into that contest, he had beat Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been beaten by Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Israel Adesanya has been fighting more than Colby Covington.

Israel Adesanya last fought 20 days ago, while Colby Covington's last outing was 8 months and 27 days ago.

Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.

Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Adesanya vs Covington?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Adesanya vs Covington yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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