The biggest grudge fight in the history of UFC is set to be settled during UFC 272 on Saturday as Welterweights Covington Vs Masvidal take on Jorge Masvidal in the main fight from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Covington as well as Masvidal were friends who were teammates during their time at the American Top Team. At one time, Covington lived with Masvidal for about 8 months. However, things changed rapidly following the time Covington took home the interim title of welterweight against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 in June of 2018 with Masvidal as his opponent. Like the majority of relationships, friends ended up becoming bitter adversaries due to the money.
Covington declined to pay the Masvidal’s former striker coach Paulino Hernandez the full amount for the fight that he claimed to MMA Junkie that was $17,500. In the end, Covington paid only $5,000 as per Hernandez. Following that, things started getting out of hand with Covington making subtle remarks regarding Masvidal and his children. The fight caused tension at the gymnasium to the point that both were kicked out and Masvidal later being allowed back into the gym.
The accusations have gone between them without a resolution in sight. What is the likelihood that UFC 272 solve their problems?
“The headline for Sunday’s morning will have Jorge Masvidal wins and sends Colby Covington to his funeral,” Masvidal told DAZN News. “I’m going knock him unconscious and then take him off on an ambulance.”
Both have suffered defeats to the world champion Usman. Covington was defeated by Usman by a unanimous decision at UFC 268 in December. Masvidal is the BMF champion is coming off two consecutive defeats to Usman. “Gamebred” lost by an unanimous decision in UFC 251 in July 2020 and the subsequent rematch was at UFC 261 in April via second-round knockout.
This is all you must be aware of UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal.
COVINGTON VS MASVIDAL: UFC 272 DATE, START TIME
Date: Saturday, March 5
Main card: 10:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 a.m. GMT
Main event (approx): 12:15 a.m. ET / 5:15 a.m. GMT
The main event is scheduled to begin in the early hours of 10:00 p.m. ET/ 3:00 a.m. GMT with the main event’s walks through the Octagon timed at 12:15 a.m. ET / 5:15 a.m. BST. Like UFC fight cards the length of undercard fights may affect the first timings.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS UFC 272?
U.S. : ESPN+ PPV
UK: BT Sport
Watch: FuboTV ( 7 Day Free Trial )
UFC 272: Covington Vs Masvidal Main Event will be broadcast on ESPN+ PPV in the US and BT Sport has broadcasting rights in the UK.
WHERE IS UFC 272?
This fight takes place in The T-Mobile Arena located situated in Las Vegas.
COLBY COVINGTON RECORD AND BIO
Born: February 22, 1988
JORGE MASVIDAL RECORD AND BIO
Born: November 12, 1984
Total Fights: 50
UFC 272 FIGHT CARD
- Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal Worlderweight
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Renato Moicano; 160-pound Catchweight
- Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell; Featherweight
- Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira; Welterweight
- Sergey Spivak vs. Greg Hardy Heavyweight
The preliminary card
- Jalin Turner vs. Jamie Mullarkey; Lightweight
- Marina Rodriguez vs. Yan Xiaonan; Women’s Strawweight
- Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu; Light Heavyweight
- Maryna Moroz vs. Mariya Agapova; Women’s Flyweight
- Brian Kelleher vs. Umar Nurmagomedov; Featherweight
- Tim Elliott vs. Tagir Ulanbekov; Flyweight
- Devonte Smith vs. Ludovit Klein and Ludovit Klein; Lightweight
- Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Dustin Jacoby; Light Heavyweight