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 3 more professional rounds, 56 to Covington's 53.
Usman vs Covington form
Colby Covington had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago.
Before that, he had won against Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He had beat Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 111 on 17th June 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
Usman's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.
Covington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 3 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.