Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
20-4-0
17-4-0

The tape

36
Age
35
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
77.6" / 197 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Full record

MD 3MD 5KO 5UD 5KO 2
Form
UD 5UD 5UD 5KO 5KO 5
20
Wins
17
9
By KO
4
45
KO%
24
1
By Sub
4
5
SUB%
24
4
Losses
4
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2012
24
Bouts
21
76
Rounds
68
5 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 14 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

1
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
5

Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington preview

When is Usman vs Covington III?

Kamaru Usman could potentially take on Colby Covington, in Summer 2024.

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 octagon with a record of 20 wins, 4 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 cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 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%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Covington would have an advantage over Usman, with a 24% submission rate over Usman's 5%.

Kamaru Usman is the older man by 1 year, at 36 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 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 months later than Covington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 8 more professional rounds, 76 to Covington's 68.

Usman vs Covington III form

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

In his last fight, he lost to Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leon Edwards at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had 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.

Before 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.

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.

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

In his last fight, he 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 beat Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

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.

Activity check

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

Kamaru Usman last fought 4 months ago, while Colby Covington's last outing was 2 months and 5 days ago.

Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 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 4 years, 2 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 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 Usman vs Covington III?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Usman vs Covington III 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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