Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Covington vs Anjos?
Colby Covington beat Rafael dos Anjos by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 225, on Saturday 9th June 2018 at United Center in Chicago.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Colby Covington.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Covington vs Anjos stats
Colby Covington stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Rafael dos Anjos made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Covington had a slight advantage in power over Anjos, with a 23% knock out percentage over Anjos' 18%.
Colby Covington was the younger man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Covington had a height advantage of 3 inches over Anjos. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Covington was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 year and 4 months later than Anjos, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 66 less professional rounds, 53 to Anjos' 119.
Covington's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 2 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Anjos' last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.