Pros react to Colby Covington dominating Jorge Masvidal

Check out the reactions other fighters had to Colby Covington’s lopsided win over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272

Colby Covington won the grudge match in ufc 272 Main Event, with his expert-level wrestling to beat Jorge Masvidal and win the battle with ease.

Those who are waiting to see how Masvidal would reply that Covington’s wrestling saw some action in round one when after some fighting Covington managed to get Covington to the ground. Covington dominated the first frame but failed to secure a choke.

Masvidal fought back in the second round, landing several hard shots including a knockdown. But Masvidal made a mistake following Covington to the ground, allowing Covington to regain control. Covington was dominant again for the third time, bringing him down and barely letting up.

Covington rocked Masvidal in the fourth, but Masvidal managed to clip Covington and score his own knockdown. However, Masvidal was too exhausted to continue and Covington treated him like a rag doll in the final lap.

The judges scored the fight 49-46, 50-44, and 50-45, all in Covington’s favour.

Reactions to Colby Covington’s win over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272

Covington entered this fight after narrowly losing to UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 268 at Madison Square Garden. It was the second loss to Usman in Covington’s last three fights, who had previously also unsuccessfully fought for the UFC Welterweight Title at UFC 245. Between the two losses to Usman, Covington easily overcame Tyron Woodley in a fifth-round TKO at UFC Vegas 11.

After increasing his popularity to the moon and earning three straight wins and the “BMF” belt in 2019, Masvidal entered tonight’s fight on a two-fight losing streak, with back-to-back losses to Usman. Masvidal briefly fell to Usman by unanimous decision at UFC 251 and was KO’d by Usman at UFC 261.

UFC 272: Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal takes place live from T-Mobile Arena on Saturday March 5, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA on-site for all your news and highlights. Pros react to Colby Covington dominating Jorge Masvidal

John Verrall

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