Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Covington vs Maia?
Colby Covington beat Demian Maia by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 119, on Saturday 28th October 2017 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Colby Covington.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Covington vs Maia stats
Colby Covington stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Demian Maia made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggested Covington had advantage in power over Maia, with a 25% knock out percentage over Maia's 12%.
Colby Covington was the younger man by 10 years, at 33 years old.
Maia had a height advantage of 2 inches over Covington. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Covington was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 10 year and 4 months later than Maia, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 40 less professional rounds, 53 to Maia's 93.
Covington vs Maia form
Colby Covington had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago.
Before that, he had won against Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He had beat Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 111 on 17th June 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
Covington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Maia's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.