Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Covington vs Lawler?
Colby Covington beat Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC on ESPN 5, on Saturday 3rd August 2019 at Prudential Center in Newark.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Colby Covington.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Covington vs Lawler stats
Colby Covington stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Robbie Lawler made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Lawler had a massive power advantage over Covington, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Covington's 21%.
Colby Covington was the younger man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Lawler had 2-inch reach advantage.
Covington was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 26 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 10 year and 10 months later than Lawler, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 49 less professional rounds, 63 to Lawler's 112.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Robbie Lawler had been fighting more than Colby Covington.
Going to this contest, Colby Covington had last fought 3 years, 11 months and 14 days ago, while Robbie Lawler's last outing had been 3 years, 2 months and 21 days ago.
Covington's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.7 rounds on average.
Lawler's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.