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When is Edwards vs Covington?
Leon Edwards will face Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 296, on Saturday 16th December 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight will be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
This contest is for the UFC welterweight championship.
Edwards vs Covington stats
Leon Edwards steps into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Colby Covington will make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Edwards has a slight advantage in power over Covington, with a 33% knock out percentage over Covington's 24%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Covington will have a slight advantage over Edwards, with a 24% submission rate over Edwards' 14%.
Leon Edwards is the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Edwards has a height advantage of 3 inches over Covington. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Edwards is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 8 months earlier than Covington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 9 more professional rounds, 72 to Covington's 63.
Edwards vs Covington form
Edwards has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he beat Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Before that, he had won against Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat 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.
Covington has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 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 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.
In terms of recent activity, Colby Covington has been fighting more than Leon Edwards.
Leon Edwards last fought 6 months and 10 days ago, while Colby Covington's last outing was 1 year, 6 months and 23 days ago.
Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Edwards vs Covington?
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Edwards vs Covington US streams
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Edwards vs Covington UK streams
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UFC 296 Tickets
Where can I get Tickets for Edwards vs Covington?
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