Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley will finally lock horns against each other inside the octagon in the main event at UFC Vegas 11 this weekend. In a grudge-match betwee two former training partners, Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley will face each other after years of back and forth. Covington was scheduled to face Tyron Woodley while he was the interim Champion, however, he pulled out due to injury. Kamaru Usman replaced Covington to take on Woodley and won a lopsided decision win to become the new UFC Welterweight Champion. While continuing to keep their rivalry alive, Covington took on Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship, losing a close fight via TKO in the fifth round. On other other side, Woodley once against failed to impress inside the octagon after suffering another unanimous decision loss to rising contender Gilbert Burns.
Colby Covington could become the first fighter to finish Tyron Woodley
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) September 14, 2020
Ahead of the hugely anticipated showdown against Tyron Woodley, Colby Covington lashed out on the former Champion in a recent interview. Covington stated,
“Those guys, they have fought him last. No one knows the last guy that Woodley fought. And then the guy before that, Marty Fake Newsman, you know, yeah he beat him with a decision, but the way I am going to beat Tyron Woodley this weekend is not going to be by decision. It’s going to be violent. And the way I finish him, I feel that puts me in the driver seat to get another title shot.”
It’s hard not to agree with Colby Covington. Jorge Masvidal is looking at a rematch with Nate Diaz after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Kamaru Usman back at UFC 252. Leon Edwards still doesn’t have a fight scheduled. Gilbert Burns is set to take on Usman after picking up an impressive unanimous decision win against Woodley in his last fight. With Colby Covington looking to finish Tyron Woodley this weekend, it could propel him to a rematch with Kamaru Usman. Additionally, the rematch is hugely anticipated considering how close Covington got to dethroning Kamaru Usman from the Welterweight throne.