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Dustin Poirier vs Colby Covington preview
When is Poirier vs Covington?
Dustin Poirier could potentially face Colby Covington, in Late 2021.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Poirier vs Covington stats
Dustin Poirier would step into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Colby Covington would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Poirier would have a large advantage in power over Covington, boasting at 48% knock out percentage over Covington's 24%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Poirier would have a slight advantage over Covington, with a 28% submission rate over Covington's 24%.
Dustin Poirier is the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Covington has a height advantage of 2 inches over Poirier. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
Poirier is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 years and 8 months earlier than Covington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 17 more professional rounds, 80 to Covington's 63.
Poirier vs Covington form
Poirier has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he beat Michael Chandler at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Conor McGregor at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Conor McGregor at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had beat Dan Hooker at UFC Vegas 4 on 27th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Covington has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 lost to 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 defeated 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 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.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Dustin Poirier has been fighting more than Colby Covington.
Dustin Poirier last fought 6 months and 19 days ago, while Colby Covington's last outing was 1 year, 2 months and 26 days ago.
Poirier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Poirier vs Covington?
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