Autumn/Fall 2022
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
17-3-0
20-5-0

The tape

34
Age
36
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 5KO 5KO 5UD 5
Form
UD 3UD 3KO 3UD 5KO 1
17
Wins
20
4
By KO
6
24
KO%
30
4
By Sub
8
24
SUB%
40
3
Losses
5
1
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2012
20
Bouts
25
63
Rounds
52
4 hours, 49 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 45 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

2
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
3
Tapology
5

Colby Covington vs Gilbert Burns preview

When is Covington vs Burns?

Colby Covington could potentially take on Gilbert Burns, in Autumn/Fall 2022.

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, 3 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 20 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.

The stats suggest Burns would have a slight advantage in power over Covington, with a 30% 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 40% submission rate over Covington's 24%.

Colby Covington is the younger man by 2 years, at 34 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 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 14 days later than Burns, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 11 more professional rounds, 63 to Burns' 52.

Covington vs Burns form

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

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 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.

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

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

In his last fight, he 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.

Previous to that, he had beat Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Kamaru Usman at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 1 on 30th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had won against Demian Maia at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.

Activity check

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

Colby Covington last fought 8 months and 25 days ago, while Gilbert Burns' last outing was 7 months and 21 days ago.

Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 27 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.

Burns' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 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?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Covington vs Burns 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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