UFC delivers Colby Covington-Jorge Masvidal for UFC 272 headliner
- UFC gets closer to headlining for UFC 272
- They aim for a rivalry fight between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington
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In recent years, Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal have been throwing blows at each other at press conferences on social media. For a while, there was always something preventing the fight from happening. They’ve had other big fights and 4 title challenges between them recently.
Now the UFC is finally getting closer to a fight between the two.
The grudge match we’ve all been waiting for
Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal will headline UFC 272 on March 5, said Hunter Campbell, UFC commercial director. @bokamotoESPN. The contracts haven’t been signed, but the fight is almost over. pic.twitter.com/n1FclaclwU
– ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 11, 2022
The fight makes a lot of sense for the main event of UFC 272. For starters, these are the final two challengers for the 170-pound title. Colby Covington is currently the No. 1 ranked fighter in the division. Jorge Masvidal is 6th.
Beyond their cage achievements, this fight will be easy to promote outside of the cage. These two are former training partners who got into a fight and made it clear that they don’t like each other.
They are both known for giving big speeches before fights and are sure to produce entertaining press conferences. This fight should also be pretty much guaranteed to deliver fireworks.
Jorge Masvidal isn’t afraid to throw hands and has racked up quite a bit of finishes since coming to welterweight. Colby Covington is fighting at a ridiculous rate and will continue to pursue Jorge from bell to bell.
We’ll have to wait and see how the UFC fills out that card after moving two title fights to UFC 273, but Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal would provide an exciting main event for UFC 272. No word yet on the BMF title. de Masvidal will be online.