This weekend at UFC 272 the fight fans will witness a blockbuster main event that will be taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington will be clashing against Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal in a welterweight showdown.
Colby Covington (16-3) is the No. 1 contender in the UFC welterweight division. The former UFC interim Welterweight champion has been one of the best welterweights on the UFC roster ever since joining the promotion in 2014.
Jorge Masvidal (35-15) is the No. 6 ranked welterweight in the UFC. Masvidal has fought many of the best welterweights in the sport, and he has won over the likes of Nate Diaz, Ben Askren, Darren Till and Donald Cerrone to name a few.
Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal Stats
Height/Reach: 5 ft 11 inches/ 72 inches
Height/Reach: 5 ft 11 inches/ 74 inches
Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal Fight Breakdown and Prediction
Masvidal and Covington aside from all of the drama surrounding their past as training partners and friends, provide one of the most intriguing matchups the UFC could present to us. Not only are they both familiar with one another, but the two demonstrate echoes of their former days training together at the ATT, by borrowing aspects from one another’s games.
Can Jorge Masvidal’s striking will get the win?
Striking, Masvidal has far more experience and a more polished style, with overall more tools, but he still shines mostly in boxing range, utilizing kicks in space to open up the boxing range or on the end to influence where his opponents move and then eventually getting into boxing range.
Can Colby Covington make Jorge Masvidal wrestle?
If the fight gets to the ground it will be by Covington’s volition. There’s no question that he is the better wrestler, and what makes him largely a problem is that he puts his opponents into positions where they can’t amass much of a threat themselves. Often Covington starts on the fence, tries to circle around with the body lock and drag out the hips from his opponent’s side.