Coach Believes Jorge Masvidal Lands Early Stoppage Against Colby Covington At UFC 272

    ByRoss Markey

    Feb 28, 2022
    Jorge Masvidal

    Mike Brown believes the sheer volatile native of this weekend’s UFC 272 headliner between Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal will help his student, the latter, secure an early finish to the night at the T-Mobile Arena.

    Headlining the pay-per-view showcase, former interim welterweight champion, Covington looks to finally settle with longstanding rivalry with former friend and past teammate, Masvidal – after months of fan clamouring for a matchup between the two 170lb contenders.

    Outspoken Clovis native, Covington, most recently headlined UFC 268 back in November of last year – suffering a second career defeat to reigning division best, Kamaru Usman in a unanimous decision loss at Madison Square Garden.

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    For Masvidal, the Floridian was booked to feature on the main card of UFC 269 back in December in the form of another grudge match against the #3 ranked, Leon Edwards, until an undisclosed injury forced Masvidal from proceedings.

    As a result, a grudge match against Covington was booked for UFC 272 this weekend – marking Masvidal and Covington’s fifth occasion combined where they have headlined a pay-per-view event for the UFC.

    Ahead of the Saturday showdown, American Top Team coach and former WEC featherweight champion, the aforenoted, Brown predicted a quite timely stoppage victory for Masvidal – due to the high pace in which he expects the fight to play out early.

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    “I see, Jorge’s (Masvidal) hard work paying off, man,” Mike Brown said on The MMA Hour. “All the work he’s put in wrestling – offence and defense. And some of the new innovative stuff he’s been working on, people will see. Some of the surprises he’s been working on, people will see. I see Jorge (Masvidal) getting his hand raised.”

    “It’s possible (the fight goes the distance), but I don’t think so,” Mike Brown said. “I think that – because both guys will come out so aggressive, I think they’re probably going to get it done earlier. Things will – they’re gonna go at it fast I think. I expect Colby (Covington) to come out really hard, so they’re be – nobody will really have a choice but to – they’ll be going at it really quickly. I don’t anticipate it going the distance.”

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    In his most recent Octagon walk, Masvidal also suffered his second career blunder against Usman – succumbing to a massive one-punch second round knockout in the main event of UFC 261 back in April of last year.