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Colby Covington


ABOUT
Colby Covington

Full NameColby Ray Covington

BornFebruary 22, 1988

Height5 ft 11 in

NationalityAmerican

RoleWrestling

Relation(s)Unmarried

ABOUT

Colby Covington UFC


Colby Ray Covington is an American mixed martial artist currently signed with Ultimate Fighting Championship. Born on February 22, 1988, the 32 year old fighter made his UFC debut in 2014. He has a UFC Record of 15-2 and is one of the greats in the industry. He is also the former interim UFC Welterweight Champion.


  1. Early Career
  2. Early MMA Career
  3. Ultimate Fighting Championship Career (2014–present)
  4. Impact Wrestling Career
  5. WrestlePro Career
  6. Colby Covington Career Stats
  7. Colby Covington Record
  8. Personal Life
  9. Colby Covington Net Worth
  10. Championships and Achievements
  11. FAQs


Colby Covington UFC


Early Career


Colby Covington made his martial arts debut at a very young age when he used to study at the Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon. He also won the 171 lb state championship as a senior. After finishing high school, he went to Arizona State University. But due to poor test scores, he went to Iowa Central Community College. Over there, he won the 165 lb national junior college wrestling with a 34–0 record. He was also roommates with Jon Jones, who will go on to become the future UFC champion Jon Jones. Covington also joined a wrestling program at the University of Iowa. Over there he found himself in a lot of trouble with the police and was arrested for eluding police and driving under the influence.


Early MMA Career


Covington joined Dan Lambert, owner of American Top Team, to help him boost his gym's wrestling training. Shortly after joining Dan, Covington started pursuing a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career and moved to South Florida. His impressive 5–0 over there earned him interest from the UFC and a subsequent contract in the summer of 2014.


Ultimate Fighting Championship Career (2014–present)


Colby Covington's UFC career


Colby Covington's UFC career began at UFC Fight Night 48 on August 23, 2014. He faced Anying Wang and won the fight by TKO in the closing seconds of the first round. He has a UFC Record of 15-2. Out of the 15 victories he won eight of them by unanimous decision, five via submission and two by Knockouts. One loss each via submission and knockout account for Covington's two career losses.


Covington fought and defeated Rafael dos Anjos on June 9, 2018 at UFC 225 by unanimous decision and became the Interim UFC Welterweight Champion. Colby was however unable to face the then champion Tyron Woodley for the Championship unification bout due to his nasal surgery. As a result he was replaced by Darren Till. On July 24 it was revealed by authorities thay Covington would be stripped of the Interim UFC Welterweight Championship, once the bout between Woodley and Till takes place on September 8.


On August 3, 2019 Covington returned to fight Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC on ESPN 5 which he won after setting a record for the most strikes thrown in a UFC bout with 541 strikes.


Currently, Colby Covington's next fight is scheduled on September 19th 2020 where he will fight his longtime rival Tyron Woodley.


Impact Wrestling Career


Colby Covington Impact Wrestling Career


Covington made multiple appearances in Impact Wrestling. In 2017, Colby joined Lashley and King Mo. to defeat the team of Moose and Stephan Bonnar at Bound for Glory.


WrestlePro Career


Colby Covington WrestlePro Career


In February 2018, Covington made an appearance at the WrestlePro event where he defeated TyQuil Woodley, a parody character of Tyron Woodley.


Colby Covington Career Stats


Current Status:

Colby Covington’s record stands at 15-2. He is the former interim UFC Welterweight Champion.


MatchesWinsLosesDraws
171520


Wins by Submission:

5

Wins by Decision:

8

Wins by Knockouts:

2

Current Titles:

None

Reach:

71 in (180cm)

Weight:

170 lb / 77 kg

Weight Class:

Welterweight


Colby Covington Record


Given below is the MMA and UFC professional record of Colby Covington:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Loss15–2Kamaru UsmanTKO (punches)UFC 245December 14, 2019
Win15–1Robbie LawlerDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. LawlerAugust 3, 2019
Win14–1Rafael dos AnjosDecision (unanimous)UFC 225June 9, 2018
Win13–1Demian MaiaDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. MachidaOctober 28, 2017
Win12–1Dong Hyun KimDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. CorreiaJune 17, 2017
Win11–1Bryan BarberenaDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. WatersonDecember 17, 2016
Win10–1Max GriffinTKO (punches)UFC 202August 20, 2016
Win9–1Jonathan MeunierSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. ThompsonJune 18, 2016
Loss8–1Warlley AlvesSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC 194December 12, 2015
Win8–0Mike PyleDecision (unanimous)UFC 187May 23, 2015
Win7–0Wagner SilvaSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint PreuxNovember 8, 2014
Win6–0Anying WangTKO (submission to punches)UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. LeAugust 23, 2014
Win5–0Jay EllisSubmission (arm-triangle choke)AFC 21: The ReturnMay 16, 2014
Win4–0Jose CaceresDecision (unanimous)CFA 12: Sampo vs. ThaoOctober 12, 2013
Win3–0Jason JacksonDecision (unanimous)Fight Time 10: It's PersonalJune 22, 2012
Win2–0David HayesSubmission (arm-triangle choke)Fight Time 9: MMA ExplosionApril 27, 2012
Win1–0Chris EnsleySubmission (knee injury)Midtown Throwdown 3February 11, 2012


Personal Life


Covington was born on February 22, 1988 in Clovis, California, to Noelle and Brad Covington. Colby has two sisters named Candace and Callie. Colby gets his fighting skills in inheritance from his father who himself was a wrestler when he used to study at the Oregon Institute of Technology and Southern Oregon University.


Colby is a self-described "super villain" of the UFC. He never refrains from upsetting people with his trash talks. But some of his remarks are not well received by the public. One of such instances was when he called Brazil a "dump" and referred to the Brazilian crowd as "filthy animals" after his bout with Demian Maia.

But Colby said that his remark was a response to the UFC's threats to cut him before the Maia fight and even went on to date that the "Filthy Animals" speech "saved his career".


But Covington doesn't mind being regarded as the villain, in fact he enjoys his status. He went as far as to use WWE's Kurt Angle's entrance theme as the crowd chanted "You suck!" while he made his way into the octagon. 


Colby Covington Net Worth


According to celebritynetworth.com, Colby Covington's Net Worth is estimated to be $2 million as of 2020. His all time career earnings amount to $1,439,000 through winnings. And although he lost to Kamaru Usman he still banked a whopping $580,000.


Championships and Achievements


  1. FILA
  2. FILA 77 kg No-Gi Grappling World Championship Gold - 2013


  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association
  2. NCAA Division I All-American out of Oregon State University - 2011
  3. Pac-10 174 lb Conference Championship out of Oregon State University - 2010 and 2011


  1. National Junior College Athletic Association
  2. NJCAA 165 lb National Championship out of Iowa Central Community College - 2007
  3. NJCAA All-American out of Iowa Central Community College - 2007


  1. Oregon State Activities Association
  2. OSAA 171 lb State Championship out of Thurston High School - 2006


  1. Ultimate Fighting Championship
  2. Interim UFC Welterweight Championship - One time
  3. Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Kamaru Usman
  4. Most strikes thrown in a UFC bout (541) vs. Robbie Lawler


  1. MMAJunkie.com
  2. 2019 December Fight of the Month vs. Kamaru Usman


FAQs


Why was Colby Covington stripped of his belt?

Covington fought and defeated Rafael dos Anjos on June 9, 2018 at UFC 225 by unanimous decision and became the Interim UFC Welterweight Champion. Colby was however unable to face the then champion Tyron Woodley for the Championship unification bout due to his nasal surgery. As a result he was replaced by Darren Till. On July 24 it was revealed by authorities thay Covington would be stripped of the Interim UFC Welterweight Championship, once the bout between Woodley and Till takes place on September 8.


Where does Colby Covington train?

Colby used to train at American Top Team. But he confirmed his split with the gym training at the Coconut Creek, Fla., gym as he transitioned into MMA.


What happened to Colby Covington?

Currently, Covington is scheduled to fight his longtime rival Tyron Woodley on September 19th 2020.


Where is Colby Covington from?

Colby Covington was born in Clovis, California, U.S. But his family moved to Oregon when he was eight years old.


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