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Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Covington vs Masvidal?
Colby Covington will fight Jorge Masvidal, as the main event of UFC 272, on Saturday 5th March 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight will take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Covington vs Masvidal stats
Colby Covington steps 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 will make 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 suggest Masvidal has a large advantage in power over Covington, boosting at 46% knock out percentage over Covington's 25%.
Colby Covington is the younger man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Masvidal has 1-inch reach advantage.
Covington is 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 has fought 65 less professional rounds, 58 to Masvidal's 123.
Covington vs Masvidal form
Covington has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he 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.
Jorge Masvidal has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Kamaru Usman at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had won against Nate Diaz at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Ben Askren at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Darren Till at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
In terms of recent activity, Jorge Masvidal has been fighting more than Colby Covington.
Colby Covington last fought 2 months and 13 days ago, while Jorge Masvidal's last outing was 8 months and 26 days ago.
Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
Masvidal's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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