The grudge match between former training partners Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal is near with the two headlining UFC 272 this weekend.
Covington comes into the bout on the back of an unsuccessful title challenge against Kamaru Usman while Masvidal has lost back-to-back fights, both also to Usman, which makes this welterweight clash ever so important for either fighter.
The charismatic Covington brings a 16-3 (UFC 10-3) record while Masvidal, a longtime veteran of the sport comes into the bout with a 35-15 (UFC 10-8) record.
Covington comes into it as the heavy favourite, paying 1.29 according to Unibet.com.au; while Masvidal will pay out 3.65 for the head-to-head victory.
The event, unfortunately, lost the co-main event fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev after Fiziev tested positive for COVID-19. Brazilian dos Anjos will now face fellow country-man Renato Moicano.
How to watch Covington vs Masvidal in Australia?
The welterweight title fight will be a pay-per-view event, with the main card streaming on Mainevent, Kayo and UFC Fight Pass in Australia for AU$54.95
The preliminary card will be broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN 1 while the earlier prelims exclusive on UFC Fight Pass.
What time will Jorge Masvidal vs Colby Covington take place in Australia?
The bout will take place out of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with the main card scheduled to begin at 2pm AEDT.
The preliminary card commences at midday AEDT with the early prelims scheduled for 10am AEDT.
Main Card (Mainevent / Kayo / UFC Fight Pass PPV) – 2pm AEDT
- Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Renato Moicano
- Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell
- Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira
- Sergey Spivak vs. Greg Hardy
Preliminary Card (ESPN 1/UFC Fight Pass) – 12pm AEDT
- Jalin Turner vs. Jamie Mullarkey
- Marina Rodriguez vs. Xiaonan Yan
- Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
- Maryna Moroz vs. Mariya Agapova
Early Prelims (UFC Fight Pass) – 10am AEDT
- Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Brian Kelleher
- Tim Elliott vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
- L’udovit Klein vs. Devonte Smith
- Dustin Jacoby vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
Times are Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (NSW/VIC)
Last Updated: 3 March 2022