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Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington

Main Event | UFC Welterweight Championship | 170 lbs

Leon "Rocky" Edwards
Colby "Chaos" Covington

Locks 12.16.2023, 6:00 PM ET

Leon Edwards Colby Covington

"Rocky" "Chaos"


WelterW (Worldwide)

WelterW (Worldwide)
21-3-0   Pro Record At Fight   17-3-0
  Last 5 Fights  
-145 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +120 (Near Even)
Champion   Title   Challenger
United Kingdom   Nationality   United States
Birmingham, England   Fighting out of   Fort Lauderdale, Florida
32 years, 3 months, 3 weeks   Age at Fight   35 years, 9 months, 3 weeks, 3 days
170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)   Latest Weight   170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs)
6'2" (188cm)   Height   5'11" (180cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   72.0" (183cm)
Ultimate Training Centre   Gym   MMA MASTERS
UFC 296
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington
  • Date: Saturday 12.16.2023 at 06:00 PM ET
  • Referee: N/A
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 14 of 14)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • Title on Line: UFC Welterweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Edwards
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Edwards vs. Covington Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1716  

Event Discussion


12.11.2023 | 1:48 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Edwards vs. Covington
Leon Edwards, DEC
I know there are stacks of editorials saying that ring rust is not a thing, but two years out of the cage can't be good.

Rakhmonov vs. Thompson
Shavkat Rakhmonov, SUB, R3
But if you're going to place a hedge bet, this is the time to do it.

Ferguson vs. Pimblett
Paddy Pimblett, SUB, R3
This hurts. Hope I'm wrong.


12.11.2023 | 2:01 PM ET

Thanks for the answers. 

One fighter that I am super confident is gonna win is Pantoja, i didn't even know this before today but in his last fight against Royval he had a knee injure and fought anyway. After the fight he had surgery and could not fight for a long time. 

If he finished Royval in round 2 while not 100% there is no way that he will lose now after improving and becoming a champion. There is some truth to the fact becoming a champion instantly makes you better.

12.11.2023 | 2:13 PM ET

Last two fights, I let myself fall into that trap of leaning toward fighters I WANTED to win.  I can feel myself doing that with El Cucuy and Wonderboy.  After so many years of appreciating their skill, it's just tough to see them lose.
Not saying they will lose, but time snatches the W from everybody eventually.

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