Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Usman vs Covington?
Kamaru Usman beat Colby Covington by , during the main event of UFC 245, on Saturday 14th December 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kamaru Usman.
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 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 6 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 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Usman had advantage in power over Covington, with a 40% knock out percentage over Covington's 20%.
Kamaru Usman was the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Usman had a height advantage of 1 inch over Covington. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Usman was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 months later than Covington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 63 to Covington's 58.
Usman vs Covington form
Usman had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rafael dos Anjos at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on 30th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at The Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 129 on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile.
Before that, he had won against Emil Weber Meek at UFC Fight Night 124 on 14th January 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Scottrade Center, St. Louis, United States.
He had beat S rgio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 116 on 16th September 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh.
Usman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Covington's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.7 rounds on average.