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Colby Covington vs Islam Makhachev preview
When is Covington vs Makhachev?
Colby Covington could potentially fight Islam Makhachev, in Autumn/Fall 2023.
The fight would take place 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 Makhachev 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.
Islam Makhachev would make his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggest Covington would have a slight advantage in power over Makhachev, with a 24% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 17%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have a large advantage over Covington, boosting at 46% submission rate over Covington's 24%.
Colby Covington is the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Covington has a height advantage of 1 inch over Makhachev. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Covington is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 6 months later than Makhachev, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 10 more professional rounds, 63 to Makhachev's 53.
Covington vs Makhachev form
Covington has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he won against 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 won against 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 beat Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark.
Makhachev has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had won against Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.
He had beat Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by submission in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Islam Makhachev has been fighting more than Colby Covington.
Colby Covington last fought 1 year, 2 months and 25 days ago, while Islam Makhachev's last outing was 3 months and 19 days ago.
Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 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 Makhachev?
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