Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
17-4-0
17-7-1

The tape

36
Age
41
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 5UD 5KO 5KO 5
Form
SUB 2KO 4UD 3UD 3UD 5
17
Wins
17
4
By KO
8
24
KO%
47
4
By Sub
1
24
SUB%
6
4
Losses
7
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2010
21
Bouts
25
68
Rounds
71
5 hours, 14 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 42 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

4
UFC
9
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
8

Colby Covington vs Stephen Thompson preview

When is Covington vs Thompson?

Colby Covington could potentially take on Stephen Thompson, in Autumn/Fall 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, 4 losses 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, 7 losses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Thompson would have a large advantage in power over Covington, boasting a 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 36 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 years later than Thompson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 3 less professional rounds, 68 to Thompson's 71.

Covington vs Thompson form

Covington has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he lost to Leon Edwards at UFC 296 on 16th December 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beaten Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had been defeated 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.

Thompson has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC 296 on 16th December 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Kevin Holland at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Amway Center, Orlando.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Before that, he had been defeated 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.

He was victorious against Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Stephen Thompson has been fighting more than Colby Covington.

Colby Covington last fought 5 months and 8 days ago, while Stephen Thompson's last outing was 5 months and 8 days ago.

Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 20 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 3 years, 5 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Covington vs Thompson?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Covington vs Thompson yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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