Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington Prediction UFC 296 12/16

Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington Prediction UFC 296 12/16

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UFC 296: Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington

Brace yourself for an epic Welterweight clash at Renegade MMA as "Rocky" Leon Edwards faces off against "Chaos" Colby Covington in a highly anticipated bout that promises fireworks inside the Octagon.

 

Leon Edwards

Hailing from England and fighting out of Renegade MMA, Leon "Rocky" Edwards stands tall at 6'2" and weighs 170 lbs with a southpaw stance.

Recent Fight History:

  • Mar 18, 2023: Edwards emerged victorious against Kamaru Usman at UFC 286, securing a majority decision after a grueling five-round battle.
  • Aug 20, 2022: Edwards avenged his previous loss to Usman, winning by KO/TKO in the fifth round (4:04) at UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2.
  • Jun 12, 2021: A unanimous decision victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 263 showcased Edwards' resilience and skill in a five-round war.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

With a remarkable record of 21 wins and 3 losses, Leon Edwards boasts a perfect balance with 7 wins by (T)KO and 3 by submission. The southpaw's well-rounded skills, combined with his recent successes, make him a force to be reckoned with in the Welterweight division.

 

Colby Covington

Representing the USA and fighting out of MMA Masters, Colby "Chaos" Covington stands at 5'11" and weighs 169 lbs with an orthodox stance.

Recent Fight History:

  • Mar 5, 2022: Covington secured a unanimous decision win against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272, showcasing his elite skills in a five-round battle.
  • Nov 6, 2021: Covington faced a tough loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 268, where Usman secured a unanimous decision victory in a five-round championship bout.
  • Sep 19, 2020: A dominant performance against Tyron Woodley resulted in a KO/TKO victory for Covington in the fifth round (1:19) at UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Colby Covington boasts a record of 17 wins and 3 losses, with 3 victories by (T)KO and 5 by submission. Known for his relentless pace and wrestling prowess, Chaos looks to impose his will on opponents in the highly competitive Welterweight division.

 

Prediction:

Anticipate an enthralling battle as Leon Edwards takes on Colby Covington at Renegade MMA. The prediction leans towards Leon Edwards securing the win, and here's why: Edwards' recent victories against top-tier opponents, coupled with his versatile skill set, give him the edge. Expect Rocky to showcase his striking prowess and capitalize on Covington's potential vulnerabilities to claim victory in this highly awaited Welterweight clash.

 

Pick: Leon Edwards to Win -160

 

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