Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
17-4-0
26-1-0

The tape

36
Age
32
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 5UD 5KO 5KO 5
Form
SUB 5KO 1UD 5SUB 2KO 1
17
Wins
26
4
By KO
5
24
KO%
19
4
By Sub
12
24
SUB%
46
4
Losses
1
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2010
21
Bouts
27
68
Rounds
59
5 hours, 14 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 16 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

4
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
-

Colby Covington vs Islam Makhachev preview

When is Covington vs Makhachev?

Colby Covington could potentially fight Islam Makhachev, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

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, 4 losses 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 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 12 by submission.

The stats suggest Covington would have a slight advantage in power over Makhachev, with a 24% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 19%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have a large advantage over Covington, boasting a 46% submission rate over Covington's 24%.

Colby Covington is the older man by 4 years, at 36 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 6 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 9 more professional rounds, 68 to Makhachev's 59.

Covington vs Makhachev form

Covington has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he lost to Leon Edwards at UFC 296 on 16th December 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beaten Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had been defeated by 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.

Makhachev has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2opponents and going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Dustin Poirier at UFC 302 on 1st June 2024 by submission in the 5th round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he was victorious against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had won against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Before that, he had beaten 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.

He had defeated Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Islam Makhachev has been fighting more than Colby Covington.

Colby Covington last fought 7 months and 2 days ago, while Islam Makhachev's last outing was 1 month and 17 days ago.

Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 1 day. 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 2 years, 4 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Covington vs Makhachev?

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