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

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.


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First catching on to MMA and the UFC in particular back when Brock Lesnar fought Shane Carwin, and even more so when he fought Alistair Overeem back in 2011, Ross really became enchanted with the sport from late-2013-2014 onwards.

He initially began covering MMA in tandem with football back in June 2016 just as he was finishing school. The first real event he covered on his own personal blog was UFC 200 in July of that year during international fight week. His content consisted of previews and event and results recaps. In between jobs, Ross produced content on the side before transitioning to a full-time position back in early 2019.

He initially started creating content on his own blog back in June of 2016, before becoming a staff writer, lead writer, and editor for websites such as MMA Motion, Combat Insiders, Fight Bananas, FightPost, Severe MMA, MMA Power Hour, FightBook MMA, LowKick MMA, and of course, Current MMA.

Back in 2019, Ross received the award Top Journalist of 2019 for FightBook MMA, before he was then promoted to the website's lead writer. Following a six-month period at MMA Power Hour, he was also employed as a junior editor for the company. Throughout his time in the industry, he has interviewed the likes of Colby Covington, Rhys McKee, Pedro Carvalho, Felicia Spencer, Eryk Anders, Jussier Formiga, Danni Neilan, Frans Mlambo, Alex Lohore, Blaine O'Driscoll, Modestas Bukauskas, Ross Houston, Jon Fitch, and Richie Smullen.

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  1. […] emerged last night, detailing how a high-stakes welterweight showdown between Covington and Masvidal had been verbally a… on March 5. – however, contracts for the bout has yet to be signed by either party. The bout […]

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