Colby Covington is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter who is currently competing for the American renowned MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Champions in the welterweight division. MMA welterweight who joined the UFC in 2014 after starting his professional career 5-0. He made his promotional debut against Wang Anying later that year at UFC Fight Night 48. He wrestled at Iowa Central Community College before transferring to Oregon State University, where he was a two-time All-Pac 10 selection. As of March 4, 2019, he is #2 in the UFC welterweight rankings.
|Age:||31 years old|
|Date of Birth:||1988, February 22|
|Last Weigh-In:||170 lbs|
|Pro MMA Record:||15-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)|
|Current Streak:||7 Wins|
|Last Fight:||August 03, 2019 in UFC|
|Affiliation:||American Top Team|
|Head Coach:||Conan Silveira|
Colby Covington Early Life
Colby Covington was born on February 22, 1988, in Clovis, California, United States of America. He is of American nationality having a white ethnic background. He has an elder sister named Candace Covington. He got his school education in Thurston High School in Oregon where he began to start wrestling career.
Covington attended Central Community College and during his freshman years, he went to win the 165 lb national junior college title. He was temporarily suspended from the Lowa wrestling program after he was found arrested for drunk driving.
Later on, he became All-American and two time-Pac 10 conference champion. Covington received his degree in sociology.
Colby Covington Career
He made his professional MMA debut on February 11, 2012, during the Midtown Throwdown3 against Chris Ensley and won the bout through a submission hold.
The American MMA athlete made his promotional debut for UFC in 2014, Covington later went to have matches against David Hayes, Jason Jackson, Jose Caceres, Jay Ellis, Anying Wang, Demian Maia, Dong Hyun Kim, Max Griffin, and several other MMA competitors.
He went to win matches against above mentioned MMA athletes and lost to Warlley Alves via Submission hold in UFC 194. As of recent matches, he had about against Rafael dos Anjos for Welterweight championship. He won the bout and the title with a unanimous decision.
However, Tyron Woodley was able to defend his Welterweight champion title after defeating Darren Till. At the moment, things between Covington and Woodley are getting pretty heated. Fans are expecting them to face each other on the octagon soon. Covington’s next fight is yet to be announced.
Colby Covington Personal Life
The American MMA athlete, Colby Covington stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 77 kg. He has a maximum reach of 72 inches which he uses his maximum efficiency during his matches. When it’s about the personal life of this talented MMA fighter, Covington has kept his life under a low profile.
Furthermore, he has not been involved in any sort of rumors and affairs as he seems to focus more on his MMA career rather be involved in any sort of nuisance and other unnecessary things. Hence, as per our record, he is possibly single and unmarried.
Colby Covington Net Worth
He has earned a fair amount of money throughout his professional career as an MMA athlete. He has an estimated net worth of $2 million. His wins have fetched him a good sum of fortune.
He has earned around $759,000. His initial earning from UFC was around $20,000 and since then his earning has increased as his wins increase match after match. According to the report, he received $380,000 in about against Rafael dos Anjos.
Colby Covington Girlfriend
Colby Covington was present at the American Top Team media day in their gym where he addressed the media. He was present with his girlfriend Janeece Sinclair. Covington introduced his GF as ‘Chaos Queen’ to the media. Covington introduced his GF as ‘Chaos Queen’ to the media. He then went on to discuss his future fights. The former interim champion said that he wants to win titles in the welterweight and then in the middleweight division. He wants to beat Kamaru Usman, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Robert Whittaker.
UFC welterweight Colby Covington has become a controversial character over the years. Now the fighter has taken to social media to share a series of sexual photos.
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Colby Covington Next Fight
UFC 245 will now have three title fights after ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reported Friday that welterweight champion Colby Covington will put his belt up against Kamaru Usman.
The card, which will take place Dec. 14 in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena, also features women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes against Germaine de Randamie and featherweight titleholder Max Holloway versus Alexander Volkanovski.
Covington is also 15-1, with his last defeat occurring in December 2015. The 31-year-old’s last appearance ended with a unanimous-decision win over Robbie Lawler on Aug. 3. His 510 significant strike attempts set a UFC single-fight record, per Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie.
Usman sports a 15-1 professional MMA record, with his last loss occurring in May 2013. He most recently beat Tyron Woodley for the welterweight belt at UFC 235 in March via unanimous decision. The 32-year-old is the UFC’s No. 8 pound-for-pound fighter.
A college roommate of future UFC champion Jon Jones, he tweeted “Can’t say I’m surprised” when news came out that Jones had failed a drug test prior to UFC 200.