Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Covington vs Chiesa?
Colby Covington could potentially face the challenge of Michael Chiesa, in Summer 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 Chiesa 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.
Michael Chiesa would make his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws and 10 by submission.
The stats suggest Covington would have a large advantage in power over Chiesa, boasting at 24% knock out percentage over Chiesa's 0%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chiesa would have a massive advantage over Covington, boosting at 63% submission rate over Covington's 24%.
Colby Covington is the same age as Michael Chiesa, at 35 years old.
Chiesa has a height advantage of 2 inches over Covington. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Covington is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year and 5 months later than Chiesa, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 16 more professional rounds, 63 to Chiesa's 47.
Covington vs Chiesa 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.
Michael Chiesa has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Kevin Holland at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by submission in the 1st round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Sean Brady at UFC Vegas 43 on 20th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Vicente Luque at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had beat Neil Magny at UFC Fight Island 8 on 20th January 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had defeated Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at PNC Arena, Raleigh, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Michael Chiesa has been fighting more than Colby Covington.
Colby Covington last fought 1 year, 8 months and 29 days ago, while Michael Chiesa's last outing was 4 months and 5 days ago.
Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
Chiesa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Covington vs Chiesa?
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