Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley fight preview

UFC Fight Night 178: Covington vs. Woodley is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Colby “Chaos” Covington will take on Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 178 card.

In this post, we will break down Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 32-year-old, Colby Covington is coming in with a 15-2-0 record. Covington will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Kamaru Usman at UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington in December.

Woodley, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Gilbert Burns on December 14, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns and holds a 19-5-1 record.

Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley
32
Age
38
5′ 11″
Height
5′ 9″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
72″
Reach
74″
15-2-0
Record
19-5-1
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Colby Covington has an orthodox fighting stance with a 72″ reach. The 38-year-old, Tyron Woodley is an orthodox fighter with a 74″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Colby Covington:
→ Covington’s striking accuracy is 37%.
→ Covington lands 4.17 significant strikes per minute.
→ Covington’s takedown accuracy is 51%.
→ Covington’s takedown average is 4.91 per 15 minutes.
→ Covington’s takedown defense is 78%.

Covington comes in with 37% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.17 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Woodley fires at 49% accuracy, landing about 2.38 significant strikes per minute. Colby Covington also has a 51% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 4.91 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Woodley’s 1.11 takedowns and 90% takedown accuracy.

Tyron Woodley:
→ Woodley’s striking accuracy is 49%.
→ Woodley lands 2.38 significant strikes per minute.
→ Woodley’s takedown accuracy is 39%.
→ Woodley’s takedown average is 1.11 per 15 minutes.
→ Woodley’s takedown defense is 90%.

Tyron spent on average 12:34 minutes in the Octagon and Colby has an average fight time of 14:45 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 178 is live in , who do you think will win, Colby or Tyron? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 178: Covington vs. Woodley
Date
September 19, 2020
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley

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