Belts on The Line
Who won Usman vs Covington?
Kamaru Usman beat Colby Covington by knockout in the 5th round, during the main event of UFC 245, on Saturday 14th December 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
This contest was for the UFC welterweight championship.
Usman vs Covington stats
Kamaru Usman stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Colby Covington made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Usman had advantage in power over Covington, with a 44% knock out percentage over Covington's 25%.
Kamaru Usman was the same age as Colby Covington, at 33 years old.
Usman had a height advantage of 1 inch over Covington. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Usman was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 months later than Covington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 56 to Covington's 53.
Usman's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Covington's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.