The former interim Ww and 2013 FILA 77 kg No-Gi grappling world champion Colby Covington entered this fight with a mma record of 14-1-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 welterweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Kamaru Usman). He suffered his only loss when he faced Warlley Alves in 2015, since then he has won six bouts defeating Dong Hyun Kim (Kim vs Covington), Demian Maia (Demian Maia vs Colby Covington) and Rafael dos Anjos in his last three (Rafael dos Anjos vs Colby Covington).
His opponent, the former Ufc Ww champion Robbie Lawler, has an official record of 28-13-0 (75% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.17 in the same weight class but he won just one out of his last four bouts, against Donald Cerrone in 2017 (Lawler vs Cerrone). After this bout he has lost to Rafael dos Anjos (Robbie Lawler vs Rafael dos Anjos) and Ben Askren (Robbie Lawler vs Ben Askren). Covington vs Lawler is the main event of UFC on ESPN 5. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on ESPN 5: Covington vs. Lawler
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
Covington’s next fight: Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington
Lawler’s next fight: Neil Magny vs Robbie Lawler
Covington vs Lawler Fight Video:
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