Spring 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
17-4-0
22-6-0

The tape

36
Age
37
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 5UD 5KO 5KO 5
Form
UD 5UD 3SUB 1UD 3UD 3
17
Wins
22
4
By KO
6
24
KO%
27
4
By Sub
9
24
SUB%
41
4
Losses
6
1
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2012
21
Bouts
28
68
Rounds
61
5 hours, 14 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 29 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

5
UFC
4
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
3

Colby Covington vs Gilbert Burns preview

When is Covington vs Burns?

Colby Covington could potentially take on Gilbert Burns, in Spring 2024.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Covington vs Burns stats

Colby Covington would step into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Gilbert Burns would make his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.

The stats suggest Burns would have a slight advantage in power over Covington, with a 27% knock out percentage over Covington's 24%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Burns would have an advantage over Covington, with a 41% submission rate over Covington's 24%.

Colby Covington is the younger man by 1 year, at 36 years old.

Covington has a height advantage of 1 inch over Burns. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Covington's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Burns', having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 14 days later than Burns, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 7 more professional rounds, 68 to Burns' 61.

Covington vs Burns form

Covington has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he lost to Leon Edwards at UFC 296 on 16th December 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.

Before that, he had won against Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had lost to 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.

Gilbert Burns has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he Belal Muhammad at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Neil Magny at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by submission in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before that, he had been beaten by Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.

He had won against Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Gilbert Burns has been fighting more than Colby Covington.

Colby Covington last fought 2 months and 14 days ago, while Gilbert Burns' last outing was 9 months and 24 days ago.

Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.

Burns' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Covington vs Burns?

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