Autumn/Fall 2021
Potentially

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

Belts on The Line

UFC Welterweight

The tape

34
Age
31
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 5KO 5KO 5UD 5
Form
KO 5UD 5NCUD 5SD 3
17
Wins
20
4
By KO
7
24
KO%
35
4
By Sub
3
24
SUB%
15
3
Losses
3
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2011
20
Bouts
24
63
Rounds
67
4 hours, 49 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 3 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

2
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
3
Tapology
1

Colby Covington vs Leon Edwards preview

When is Covington vs Edwards?

Colby Covington could potentially face Leon Edwards, in Autumn/Fall 2021.

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 Edwards 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.

Leon Edwards would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggest Edwards would have an advantage in power over Covington, with a 35% knock out percentage over Covington's 24%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Covington would have a slight advantage over Edwards, with a 24% submission rate over Edwards' 15%.

Colby Covington is the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.

Edwards has a height advantage of 3 inches over Covington. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Covington is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 8 months later than Edwards, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 4 less professional rounds, 63 to Edwards' 67.

Covington vs Edwards 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.

Edwards has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he beat Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

Going into that contest, he had beat Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.

He had won against Gunnar Nelson at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Colby Covington has been fighting more than Leon Edwards.

Colby Covington last fought 8 months and 22 days ago, while Leon Edwards' last outing was 3 months and 7 days ago.

Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.

Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Covington vs Edwards?

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