Colby Covington - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Colby
Covington
14-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #1 Welterweight
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 10 fights.
Record: 14-1-0
Summary: Wrestling

Fighter Info

Nickname: Chaos
From: Clovis, California United States
Fights Out Of: Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
Age: 30
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 41"
College: Oregon State
Degree: Sociology

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1071
39% Successful
417
Types of Successful Strikes
0
417
71% Standing
12%
17%
295
51
71
Striking Defense
58
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
94
51% Successful
48
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
41
0
Takedown Defense
78
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Colby Covington
Jun 9, 2018
105
99
3
7
0
0
1
2
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Colby Covington
Oct 28, 2017
53
88
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Colby Covington
Jun 17, 2017
19
47
2
8
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Colby Covington
Dec 17, 2016
41
76
0
12
0
0
0
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Colby Covington
Aug 20, 2016
26
13
6
0
0
1
12
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Colby Covington
Jun 18, 2016
19
16
5
0
1
0
6
0
R3 Submission
Loss
Colby Covington
Dec 12, 2015
2
2
0
1
1
0
0
1
R1 Submission
Win
Colby Covington
May 23, 2015
16
26
0
2
2
0
2
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Colby Covington
Nov 8, 2014
16
23
0
5
0
1
0
6
R3 Submission
Win
Colby Covington
Aug 23, 2014
0
11
0
2
0
0
0
8
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING:  Long days in the gym training with Dustin Poirier, Jorge Masvidal and Mike Brown. 

Thoughts on opponent, Rafael Dos Anjos? Ralphie Dos Nachos is an overhyped, undersized nerd. If he thought featherweights like Jeremy Stephens hit hard, just wait until he gets cracked upside the head by Raw American Steel. 

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? 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

  • Also wrestled for Iowa and Central Iowa Community College

 

  • Pro since 2012

 

  • Four wins by submission (2 arm triangle, 2 RNC), three by KO

 

  • On five fight winning streak

 

  • 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)”

Career

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