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Who won Covington vs Masvidal?
Colby Covington beat Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC 272, on Saturday 5th March 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 50-44, 50-45, 49-46 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 Masvidal stats
Colby Covington stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Jorge Masvidal made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 14 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Masvidal had a large advantage in power over Covington, boosting at 46% knock out percentage over Covington's 25%.
Colby Covington was the younger man by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Masvidal had 1-inch reach advantage.
Covington was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 30 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 8 year and 8 months later than Masvidal, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 67 less professional rounds, 63 to Masvidal's 130.
Covington vs Masvidal form
Covington had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to 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, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten 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.
Before that, 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.
He had defeated Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago.
Covington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.