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Report – Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington Headlines UFC 272 On March 5.

Published by
Ross Markey

A high-stakes potential UFC title-eliminator between arch-rivals, the #1 ranked two-time title challenger, Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington, and fellow two-time title chaser, the #6 ranked, Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal has been booked to take main event status at UFC 272 on March 5. – with the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada set to host the event.

Per a report tonight from ESPN MMA reporter, Brett Okamoto as per UFC Chief Business Officer, Hunter Campbell, the grudge match at welterweight between Covington and Masvidal will take main event status at the pay-per-view event. At the time of publication, contracts for the bout have yet to be signed.

Returning from headlining UFC 268 back in November at Madison Square Garden, Covington suffered his second title challenge loss to current welterweight kingpin, Kamaru Usman – dropping a unanimous decision loss to the Auchi native.

Last featuring at UFC 261 in April of last year, Miami striker, Masvidal dropped a massive second round knockout defeat to Usman in his second unsuccessful welterweight title tilt. 

Former teammates at American Top-Team at Coconut Creek, Florida, Covington and Masvidal have long been on a collision course, with the two most notably linked to serve as opposing on last year’s instalment of The Ultimate Fighter, however, any agreement failed to be reached.

Masvidal was most recently booked for another grudge-match: a December main card offing against the #3 ranked contender, Leon Edwards at UFC 269, until an undisclosed injury ruled the Floridian from proceedings in the weeks leading up to the fight.

Covington’s most recent professional victory came back in September 2020 when he secured a fifth round TKO win over former welterweight best, Tyron Woodley who had suffered a rib injury during a grappling scramble.

For Masvidal, the fan-favorite’s most recent professional triumph came in a symbolic BMF championship coronation at UFC 244 in November 2019, where he managed to secure a fourth round doctor’s stoppage TKO win over Nate Diaz.


Published by
Ross Markey

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