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#2 Peso welter Division

Activo

"Chaos"

Colby Covington

Peso welter Division

17-3-0 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

3

First Round Finishes

Colby Covington

Récord del Atleta

Resultados del evento

Info

Learn more about Colby Covington's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Activo
Ciudad natal
Estados Unidos
Trenes en
MMA Masters - Miami, FL
Años
34
Alto
71.00
Peso
170.50
Debut del octágono
Aug. 23, 2014
Alcance
72.00
Alcance de la pierna
41.00

Fighter Facts

  • Also wrestled for Iowa and Central Iowa Community College
     
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Four wins by submission (2 arm triangle, 2 RNC), four by KO
     
  • Has won eight of his last 10
     
  • Three first round finishes
     
  • Origin of nickname: “My nickname came from my mom. Chaos is the first God in Greek mythology...and the first to emerge at the creation of the universe...and chaos stands for unpredictable behavior (which will be shown in the Octagon)”

UFC History
UFC 272
(3/5/22) Covington won a five round unanimous decision over Jorge Masvidal 
UFC 268 (11/6/21) Covington lost a five round unanimous decision to Kamaru Usman in a UFC welterweight title fight
UFC Fight Night (9/19/20) Covington defeated Tyron Woodley via TKO (injury) at 1:19 of the fifth round
UFC 245 (12/14/19) Covington was stopped by Kamaru Usman via strikes at 4:10 of the fifth round in a UFC welterweight title fight
UFC on ESPN (8/3/19) Covington won a five round unanimous decision over Robbie Lawler
UFC 225 (6/9/18) Covington won a five round unanimous decision over Rafael Dos Anjos to win the interim UFC welterweight title. Was later stripped of title
UFC Fight Night (10/28/17) Covington won a three round unanimous decision over Demian Maia
UFC Fight Night (6/17/17) Covington won a three round unanimous decision over Dong Hyun Kim
UFC on FOX (12/17/16) Covington won a three round unanimous decision over Bryan Barberena
UFC 202 (8/20/16) Covington stopped Max Griffin via strikes at 2:18 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (6/18/16) Covington submitted Jonathan Meunier via rear naked choke at :54 of the third round
UFC 194 (12/12/15) Covington was submitted by Warlley Alves via guillotine choke at 1:26 of the first round
UFC 187 (5/23/15) Covington won a three round unanimous decision over Mike Pyle
UFC Fight Night (11/8/14) Covington submitted Wagner Silva via rear naked choke at 3:26 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (8/23/14) Covington defeated Wang Anying via submission due to strikes at 4:50 of the first round

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started wrestling young, so my preparation there helped form the man I am now.
What ranks and titles have you held? Former interim UFC welterweight champion, Pac 10 wrestling Champion, 2x NCAA All-American
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true, but this is just the beginning. I will be a champion.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Bachelors degree in Sociology from Oregon State
What was your job before you started fighting? Wrestling
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Undefeated, Pan Am Champ in Grappling
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite Striking technique: Right Hook