Current rankings @ Welterweight
Colby Covington vs Shavkat Rakhmonov preview
When is Covington vs Rakhmonov?
Colby Covington could potentially fight Shavkat Rakhmonov, in Summer 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 Rakhmonov 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.
Shavkat Rakhmonov would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggest Rakhmonov would have a large advantage in power over Covington, boosting at 47% knock out percentage over Covington's 24%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Rakhmonov would have a large advantage over Covington, boosting at 53% submission rate over Covington's 24%.
Colby Covington is the older man by 7 years, at 35 years old.
Rakhmonov has a height advantage of 2 inches over Covington. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Covington is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 8 months earlier than Rakhmonov, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 36 more professional rounds, 63 to Rakhmonov's 27.
Covington vs Rakhmonov 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.
Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
Rakhmonov's last 4 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Covington vs Rakhmonov?
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