Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Covington vs Chimaev?
Colby Covington could potentially take on Khamzat Chimaev, in Spring 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Covington vs Chimaev 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.
Khamzat Chimaev would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggest Chimaev would have a large advantage in power over Covington, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Covington's 24%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have an advantage over Covington, with a 42% submission rate over Covington's 24%.
Colby Covington is the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Chimaev has a height advantage of 3 inches over Covington. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Covington is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 years and 3 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 46 more professional rounds, 63 to Chimaev's 17.
Covington vs Chimaev form
Covington has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 beat Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark.
Chimaev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Kevin Holland at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.
Before that, he had defeated Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had won against Rhys McKee at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Khamzat Chimaev has been fighting more than Colby Covington.
Colby Covington last fought 8 months and 27 days ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing was 2 months and 22 days ago.
Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 29 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.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Covington vs Chimaev?
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