Current rankings @ Welterweight
Colby Covington vs Ray Cooper preview
When is Covington vs Cooper III?
Colby Covington could potentially take on Ray Cooper, in Summer 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 Cooper III 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.
Ray Cooper would make his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, with 16 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Cooper would have a massive power advantage over Covington, boosting at 64% knock out percentage over Covington's 24%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Cooper would have a slight advantage over Covington, with a 28% submission rate over Covington's 24%.
Colby Covington is the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Covington has a height advantage of 4 inches over Cooper. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Covington's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Cooper's, having had 14 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 months earlier than Cooper, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 11 more professional rounds, 63 to Cooper's 52.
Covington vs Cooper III 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.
Cooper has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat Brett Cooper at PFL 2022 #6 on 1st July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Carlos Leal at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
Going into that contest, he had beat Magomed Magomedkerimov at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Rory MacDonald at PFL 2021 #7 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
He had won against Nikolay Aleksakhin at PFL 2021 #5 on 17th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
In terms of recent activity, Ray Cooper has been fighting more than Colby Covington.
Colby Covington last fought 1 year and 25 days ago, while Ray Cooper's last outing was 8 months and 29 days ago.
Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
Cooper's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 10 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 Cooper III?
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