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Betting Lines – Colby Covington Opens As Favorite Ahead Of Jorge Masvidal Clash At UFC 272

Former interim UFC welterweight champion, Colby Covington has opened as a betting favorite over arch-rival, Jorge Masvidal ahead of the pair’s UFC 272 headliner on March 5. at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Reports emerged last night, detailing how a high-stakes welterweight showdown between Covington and Masvidal had been verbally agreed to for UFC 272 on March 5. – however, contracts for the bout has yet to be signed by either party. The bout is slated to take main event status at the event. 

Clovis native, Covington most recently featured at UFC 268 in November at Madison Square Garden, dropping a second career defeat against current welterweight best, Kamaru Usman in a unanimous decision loss.

For Masvidal, the Floridian’s most recent outing came against Usman where he suffered a massive second round knockout loss to the Auchi native a second title challenge in the main event of UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Per online sportsbook, BetOnline.ag – Covington, who currently sits at #1 in the official welterweight pile, is sat as a -300 betting favorite over the #6 ranked, Masvidal – who opens as a betting underdog at +250. 

In his most recent win between losses to Usman, MMA Masters trainee, Covington managed to secure an eventual fifth round TKO win over former welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley – after the St. Louis veteran suffered a rib injury during their September 2020 headliner. 

For Masvidal, before his pair of respective losses to Usman, the American Top Team staple embarked on a three-fight winning run – which was capped off by a symbolic BMF championship clash against Nate Diaz at UFC 244 in November 2019. 

Masvidal was slated to return to the Octagon at UFC 269 last month in a potential welterweight title-eliminator against the #3 ranked, Leon Edwards, suffering an undisclosed injury in the run-up to the fight, resulting in his withdrawal from the main card clash.

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An MMA fan since 2011 and covering the sport since 2016, Ross Markey has built himself into a top journalist in combat sports.

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. […] the recent booking of a pivotal welterweight grudge match for the main event of UFC 272 on March 5. between arch-rivals, Colby Covington, and Jorge Masvidal, speculation began to mount that Edwards had finally secured a title rematch with defending […]

  2. […] Opening as a sizeable betting favorite over Masvidal, Covington, who most recently featured in the main event of UFC 268 back in November, suffered a second career loss to undisputed welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, in a unanimous decision loss.  […]

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