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#5 Welterweight Division

Active

"Chaos"

Colby Covington

Welterweight Division

17-4-0 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

3

First Round Finishes

Colby Covington

athlete record

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Learn more about Colby Covington's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
United States
Trains at
American Top Team ATT Coconut Creek, FL
Age
36
Height
71.00
Weight
169.50
Octagon Debut
Aug. 23, 2014
Reach
72.00
Leg reach
41.00
  • Also wrestled for Iowa and Central Iowa Community College
     
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Four wins by submission (2 arm triangle, 2 RNC), four by KO
     
  • Has won nine of his last 12
     
  • Three first round finishes
     
  • Origin of nickname: “My nickname came from my mom. Chaos is the first God in Greek mythology...and the first to emerge at the creation of the universe...and chaos stands for unpredictable behavior (which will be shown in the Octagon)”

UFC 296 (12/16/23) Covington lost a five round unanimous decision to Leon Edwards in a UFC welterweight title fight 

UFC 272 (3/5/22) Covington won a five round unanimous decision over Jorge Masvidal

UFC 268 (11/6/21) Covington lost a five round unanimous decision to Kamaru Usman in a UFC welterweight title fight

UFC Fight Night (9/19/20) Covington defeated Tyron Woodley via TKO (injury) at 1:19 of the fifth round

UFC 245 (12/14/19) Covington was stopped by Kamaru Usman via strikes at 4:10 of the fifth round in a UFC welterweight title fight

UFC on ESPN (8/3/19) Covington won a five round unanimous decision over Robbie Lawler

UFC 225 (6/9/18) Covington won a five round unanimous decision over Rafael Dos Anjos to win the interim UFC welterweight title. Was later stripped of title

UFC Fight Night (10/28/17) Covington won a three round unanimous decision over Demian Maia

UFC Fight Night (6/17/17) Covington won a three round unanimous decision over Dong Hyun Kim

UFC on FOX (12/17/16) Covington won a three round unanimous decision over Bryan Barberena

UFC 202 (8/20/16) Covington stopped Max Griffin via strikes at 2:18 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (6/18/16) Covington submitted Jonathan Meunier via rear naked choke at :54 of the third round

UFC 194 (12/12/15) Covington was submitted by Warlley Alves via guillotine choke at 1:26 of the first round

UFC 187 (5/23/15) Covington won a three round unanimous decision over Mike Pyle

UFC Fight Night (11/8/14) Covington submitted Wagner Silva via rear naked choke at 3:26 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (8/23/14) Covington defeated Wang Anying via submission due to strikes at 4:50 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started wrestling young, so my preparation there helped form the man I am now.

What ranks and titles have you held? Former interim UFC welterweight champion, Pac 10 wrestling Champion, 2x NCAA All-American

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true, but this is just the beginning. I will be a champion.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Bachelors degree in Sociology from Oregon State

What was your job before you started fighting? Wrestling

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Undefeated, Pan Am Champ in Grappling

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Right Hook