• Fight Date: Sat, Dec 16, 2023

On Saturday, December 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA Leon «Rocky» Edwards will meet Colby «Chaos» Covington for UFC title in a 5-round welterweight bout.

Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington
Leon Edwards
Leon Edwards
Rocky
Colby Covington
Colby Covington
Chaos
Country EnglandEngland
Kingston, Jamaica
USAUSA
Clovis, California, USA
Age 32 years 35 years
Pro 12 years 11 years
Height 6′ 0″ (183 cm) 5′ 11″ (180 cm)
Reach 74″ (188 cm) 72″ (183 cm)
Division welterweight
(170 lbs / 77,1 kg)
welterweight
(170 lbs / 77,1 kg)
Stance

southpaw

southpaw
Titles
UFC (welterweight)
-
Record 21 - 3 - 0
(7 KOs)
17 - 3 - 0
(4 KOs)
KOs 33% 23%
Inactive 273 days 651 days
Advant.
Leon Edwards won by unanimous decision (UD) (video).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, December 16 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

On which TV channel or streaming service can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Leon Edwards versus Colby Covington?

  • To Be Announced

Edwards vs. Covington Full Fight Highlights

Edwards vs. Covington Fight Promo

Who fights on Saturday, December 16?
Fight card subject to change.

Division Fighter #1 Fighter #2 Notes
welterweight (170 lbs)Leon Edwards
(21 - 3 - 0)
Colby Covington
(17 - 3 - 0)
UFC
flyweight (125 lbs)Alexandre Pantoja
(26 - 5 - 0)
Brandon Royval
(15 - 6 - 0)
UFC
welterweight (170 lbs)Shavkat Rakhmonov
(17 - 0 - 0)
Stephen Thompson
(17 - 6 - 1)
lightweight (155 lbs)Tony Ferguson
(25 - 9 - 0)
Paddy Pimblett
(20 - 3 - 0)
welterweight (170 lbs)Vicente Luque
(22 - 9 - 1)
Ian Machado Garry
(13 - 0 - 0)
featherweight (145 lbs)Josh Emmett
(18 - 4 - 0)
Bryce Mitchell
(16 - 1 - 0)
bantamweight (135 lbs)Irene Aldana
(14 - 7 - 0)
Karol Rosa
(17 - 5 - 0)
bantamweight (135 lbs)Cody Garbrandt
(13 - 5 - 0)
Brian Kelleher
(24 - 14 - 0)
flyweight (125 lbs)Casey O'Neill
(9 - 1 - 0)
Ariane Lipski
(16 - 8 - 0)
light heavyweight (205 lbs)Alonzo Menifield
(14 - 3 - 1)
Dustin Jacoby
(19 - 7 - 1)
flyweight (125 lbs)Tagir Ulanbekov
(14 - 2 - 0)
Cody Durden
(16 - 4 - 1)
featherweight (145 lbs)Andre Fili
(22 - 10 - 0)
Lucas Almeida
(14 - 2 - 0)
heavyweight (265 lbs)Shamil Gaziev
(11 - 0 - 0)
Martin Buday
(13 - 1 - 0)
welterweight (170 lbs)Randy Brown
(17 - 5 - 0)
Muslim Salikhov
(19 - 4 - 0)
Leon «Rocky» Edwards

Leon «Rocky» Edwards

Leon Edwards is an English MMA artist.
As a professional athlete, Edwards has been performing for 12 years.

Last fight

The last fight of Leon Edwards took place on March 18, 2023 against Kamaru UsmanKamaru Usman.
Edwards won by majority decision (MD).

Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 

Leon Edwards's last fight

First world title

On August 20, 2022 Leon Edwards became the UFC welterweight champion.
The English defeated world champion Kamaru UsmanKamaru Usman.

Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 

Leon Edwards's fight for the first world title

MMA record

  • Total fights: 25
  • Wins: 21
  • Wins by KO: 7
  • Wins by subm: 3
  • Wins by dec: 11
  • Losses: 3
  • Losses by KO: 0
  • Losses by subm: 0
  • Losses by dec: 3
  • Draws: 0
  • No contests: 1

MMA career

How many fights did Leon Edwards have?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2023-12-16 Colby Covington Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2023-03-18 Kamaru Usman Win
Decision (Majority)
2022-08-20 Kamaru Usman Win
KO (Head Kick)
2021-06-12 Nate Diaz Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2021-03-13 Belal Muhammad No contest
No Contest (Accidental Eye Poke)
2019-07-20 Rafael dos Anjos Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2019-03-16 Gunnar Nelson Win
Decision (Split)
2018-06-23 Donald Cerrone Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-03-17 Peter Sobotta Win
TKO (Punches)
2017-09-02 Bryan Barberena Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2017-03-18 Vicente Luque Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2016-10-08 Albert Tumenov Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2016-05-08 Dominic Waters Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2015-12-19 Kamaru Usman Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2015-07-18 Pawel Pawlak Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2015-04-11 Seth Baczynski Win
KO (Punches)
2014-11-08 Claudio Silva Loss
Decision (Split)
2014-09-13 Shaun Taylor Win
KO (Punch)
2014-04-05 Wayne Murrie Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2013-12-14 Wendle Lewis Win
KO (Punches)
2013-09-14 Adam Boussif Win
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
2012-12-01 Jonathan Bilton Win
TKO (Knees)
2012-11-03 Craig White Win
Technical Decision
2012-02-25 Delroy McDowell Loss
Disqualification (Illegal Knee)
2011-11-19 Pawel Zwiefka Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2011-06-05 Damian Zlotnicki Win
TKO (Punches)

All Leon Edwards's losses

Who all beat Leon Edwards?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2015-12-19 Kamaru Usman Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2014-11-08 Claudio Silva Loss
Decision (Split)
2012-02-25 Delroy McDowell Loss
Disqualification (Illegal Knee)

Leon «Rocky» Edwards Highlights

Colby «Chaos» Covington

Colby «Chaos» Covington

Colby Covington is an American MMA artist.
As a professional athlete, Covington has been performing for 11 years.

Last fight

The last fight of Colby Covington took place on March 5, 2022 against Jorge MasvidalJorge Masvidal.
Covington won by unanimous decision (UD).

Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal 

Colby Covington's last fight

MMA record

  • Total fights: 20
  • Wins: 17
  • Wins by KO: 4
  • Wins by subm: 4
  • Wins by dec: 9
  • Losses: 3
  • Losses by KO: 1
  • Losses by subm: 1
  • Losses by dec: 1
  • Draws: 0

MMA career

How many fights did Colby Covington have?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2023-12-16 Leon Edwards Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2022-03-05 Jorge Masvidal Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2021-11-06 Kamaru Usman Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2020-09-19 Tyron Woodley Win
TKO (Rib Injury)
2019-12-14 Kamaru Usman Loss
TKO (Punches)
2019-08-03 Robbie Lawler Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-06-09 Rafael dos Anjos Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2017-10-28 Demian Maia Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2017-06-17 Dong Hyun Kim Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2016-12-17 Bryan Barberena Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2016-08-20 Max Griffin Win
TKO (Punches)
2016-06-18 Jonathan Meunier Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2015-12-12 Warlley Alves Loss
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
2015-05-23 Mike Pyle Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2014-11-08 Wagner Silva Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2014-08-23 Anying Wang Win
TKO (Submission to Punches)
2014-05-16 Jay Ellis Win
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
2013-10-12 Jose Caceres Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2012-06-22 Jason Jackson Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2012-04-27 David Hayes Win
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
2012-02-11 Chris Ensley Win
TKO (Submission to Knee Injury)

All Colby Covington's losses

Who all beat Colby Covington?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2023-12-16 Leon Edwards Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2021-11-06 Kamaru Usman Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2019-12-14 Kamaru Usman Loss
TKO (Punches)
2015-12-12 Warlley Alves Loss
Submission (Guillotine Choke)

Colby «Chaos» Covington Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Favorite
    Edwards to win: 1/1
  • Underdog
    Covington to win: 2/1

Prediction

Joshua Cook
Who will win: Edwards or Covington?

Edwards and Covington are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the fighters will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Leon Edwards will win by unanimous decision.

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