Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Covington vs Thompson?
Colby Covington could potentially take on Stephen Thompson, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be contested 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 Thompson 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.
Stephen Thompson would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Thompson 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 Covington would have an advantage over Thompson, with a 24% submission rate over Thompson's 6%.
Colby Covington is the younger man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Thompson has a height advantage of 1 inch over Covington. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Covington is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year later than Thompson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 6 less professional rounds, 63 to Thompson's 69.
Covington vs Thompson form
Covington has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he beat 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 beat 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 won against Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark.
Thompson has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat Kevin Holland at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Vicente Luque at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
In terms of recent activity, Stephen Thompson has been fighting more than Colby Covington.
Colby Covington last fought 1 year, 9 months and 2 days ago, while Stephen Thompson's last outing was 1 year and 4 days ago.
Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
Thompson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Covington vs Thompson?
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