Early 2023
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
20-2-0
17-3-0

The tape

35
Age
34
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
77.6" / 197 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Full record

KO 5UD 5KO 2KO 3UD 5
Form
UD 5UD 5KO 5KO 5UD 5
20
Wins
17
9
By KO
4
45
KO%
24
1
By Sub
4
5
SUB%
24
2
Losses
3
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2012
22
Bouts
20
68
Rounds
63
5 hours, 13 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 49 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

1
UFC
2
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
5

Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington preview

When is Usman vs Covington III?

Kamaru Usman could take on Colby Covington, during the of Usman vs Covington III, in Early 2023.

The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Usman vs Covington III stats

Kamaru Usman would step into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Colby Covington would make his way to the ring 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 Usman would have a large advantage in power over Covington, boasting at 45% knock out percentage over Covington's 24%.

Kamaru Usman is the older man by 1 year, at 35 years old.

Usman has a height advantage of 1 inch over Covington. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Usman is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 months later than Covington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 5 more professional rounds, 68 to Covington's 63.

Usman vs Covington III form

Usman has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Colby Covington 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 Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Before that, he had won against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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 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 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 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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Kamaru Usman has been fighting more than Colby Covington.

Kamaru Usman last fought 1 month and 2 days ago, while Colby Covington's last outing was 6 months and 17 days ago.

Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.

Covington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.

Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington news

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