Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Covington vs Thompson?
Colby Covington could potentially take on Stephen Thompson, in Autumn/Fall 2021.
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 16 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Thompson would have an advantage in power over Covington, with a 44% 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 34 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 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year later than Thompson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 2 less professional rounds, 63 to Thompson's 65.
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.
Stephen Thompson has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had lost to Anthony Pettis at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.
In terms of recent activity, Colby Covington has been fighting more than Stephen Thompson.
Colby Covington last fought 8 months and 25 days ago, while Stephen Thompson's last outing was 11 months and 12 days ago.
Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months. 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 3 years, 8 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Covington vs Thompson?
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