Jun 09 2018
Saturday

United Center, Chicago, United States

Co-Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
13-1-0
UD 5
UD 5
28-9-0

The tape

36
Age
39
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Tape record

UDUDUDKOSUB
Form
UDSUBUDUDKO
13
Wins
28
3
By KO
5
23
KO%
18
4
By SUB
9
31
SUB%
32
1
Loses
9
0
Stopped
3
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2004
14
Bouts
37
33
Rounds
92
2 hours, 23 minutes
Fight Time
7 hours, 1 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Colby Covington vs Rafael dos Anjos report

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 in favor of the 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 octagon 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 cage with a record of 28 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 9 by submission.

Colby Covington's UFC record stood at 12-4-0, while Rafael dos Anjos' came in at 21-14-0.

The stats suggested Covington had a slight advantage in power over Anjos, with a 23% knock out percentage over Anjos' 18%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Anjos had a slight advantage over Covington, with a 32% submission rate over Covington's 31%.

Colby Covington was the younger man by 3 years, at 36 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 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 years and 4 months later than Anjos, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 71 less professional rounds, 68 to Anjos' 139.

Covington vs Anjos form

Rafael dos Anjos had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Kamaru Usman at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on 30th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at The Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Colby Covington at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago.

Going into that contest, he had won against Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 26 on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Canada.

Before that, he had beaten Neil Magny at UFC 215 on 9th September 2017 by submission in the 1st round at Rogers Place, Edmonton.

He had defeated Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 111 on 17th June 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.

Activity check

Covington's last 2 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 5 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Anjos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

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