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Colby Covington


ABOUT
Colby Covington

Full NameColby Ray Covington

BornFebruary 22, 1988

Height5 ft 11 in

NationalityAmerican

ABOUT

Colby "Chaos" Covington is a former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 16-wins and 3-losses and is currently ranked #1 in the UFC Welterweight Division.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Colby Covington UFC
  3. Colby Covington vs. Kamaru Usman
  4. Colby Covington vs Kamaru Usman 2
  5. Colby Covington Career Stats
  6. Colby Covington Last Fight
  7. Colby Covington Record


Colby Covington UFC


Early Life and Career


Colby started his combat sports journey in Thurston High school as a wrestler and won the 171lb(77.5kg) state championship in his senior year before going to university.


During his university years, Covington won the 165-lbs national junior college wrestling title, qualified twice for the NCAA tournament, and won the Pac-10 Conference Championship twice in the 174lbs category before graduating in 2011.


Covington made his professional MMA debut in February 2012 at the Midtown Productions - Midtown Throwdown 3 event against Chris Ensley that he won via TKO(submission to a knee injury). Following this, he won his next 4-fights before signing with the UFC in 2014.


Colby Covington UFC


Covington made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night:48 against Anying Wand. Colby won the fight via TKO (Submission to punches). Colby would continue his winning momentum in his next bouts against Wagner Silva Gomes and Mike Pyle before he got his first professional MMA loss at the hands of Warlley Alves at UFC 194 via Guillotine choke submission in the first round.


Covington bounced back from the loss as he defeated UFC newcomer Jonathon Meunier in the third round via rear-naked choke submission. Colby then defeated Max Griffin (TKO punches), Bryan Barberena (Unanimous Decision), Dong Hyun Kim (Unanimous Decision), and Demian Maia (Unanimous Decision) before he got a UFC interim Welterweight Championship bout against Rafael dos Anjos. Colby won the bout via unanimous decision to become the UFC Interim Welterweight Champion. However, Covington was later stripped of the title due to his inability to compete against Tyron Woodley to unify the Welterweight Championship.


Covington next faced Robbie Lawler at UFC on Espn 5. He won the bout via unanimous decision and set the record for the most strikes thrown in a UFC bout with a total of 541 strikes. After this performance, Colby got a title shot against Kumaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 245.


Covington lost the back-and-forth fight against Usman in the last minute of the fifth round after Covington failed to defend against Usman's ground and pound. Colby bounced back from this loss and defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC on ESPN+ 36 in the fourth round via TKO (rib injury).


Colby Covington vs. Kamaru Usman


Colby Covington fought Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 for the UFC Welterweight Championship. The fight was competitive as Colby outstruck Usman in the first and second round before Usman dominated Colby in the third and w the fourth round seeing both fighters have almost equal strikes.


Before the start of the fifth round, One judge had the fight in Usman's favor (39-37), one judge in Covington's favor(39-37), and the last judge had the fighters in a draw(38-38). Usman dominated Colby in the last round and defeated him via TKO(punches) after Colby was unable to defend himself against Usman's ground and pound.


UFC 245 Usman v Covington


Colby Covington vs Kamaru Usman 2


Colby Covington rematched Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 268. Covington started the fight defensively as he hesitated to throw and risked going in the pocket to land some heavy shots. Due to this hesitance, Colby dropped round 1 to the champion.


Usman knocked down Covington in the second round and ended the round with ground-and-pound as he failed to finish the challenger. Usman went defensive in round three as Colby attempted to land some heavy shots mixed with some takedowns. Colby's attempts for a takedown were all unsuccessful throughout the fight and, it was his striking that he relied on to give a competitive fight to Usman.


Usman maintained control throughout the fight and, except for the third round, he never looked to be on the back foot. In the end, both fighters embraced each other as Colby Covington lost the fight via unanimous decision.



UFC 268: Usman v Covington 2


Colby Covington Career Stats


Current Status:

Colby Covington’s record stands at 16-3. He is a former interim UFC Welterweight Champion.


MatchesWinsLosesDraws
191630


Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 4


Wins by Submission:

  1. 4


Wins by Decision:

  1. 8


Current Titles:

  1. None


Reach:

  1. 72 in (183cm)


Weight:

  1. 169 lb / 77 kg


Weight Class:

  1. Welterweight



Colby Covington Last Fight


Colby Covington's last fight was against Kamaru Usman at UFC 268 for the UFC Welterweight Championship. Covington lost the fight via unanimous decision.



Colby Covington Record


Given below is the professional MMA record of Colby Covington


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Loss16-3Kamaru UsmanDecision (Unanimous)UFC 26806/11/2020
Win16-2Tyron WoodleyTKO (rib injury)UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley19/09/2020
Loss15–2Kamaru UsmanTKO (punches)UFC 24514/12.2019
Win15–1Robbie LawlerDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler3/08/2019
Win14–1Rafael dos AnjosDecision (unanimous)UFC 2259/06/2018
Win13–1Demian MaiaDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida28/10/2017
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


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