See how other fighters reacted to Colby Covington’s one-sided victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272.
Colby Covington easily defeated Jorge Masvidal in the UFC 272 main event, using his expert-level wrestling to smash him and win the fight.
Those expecting to see how Masvidal would respond to Covington’s wrestling got to witness some action in round one, as Covington managed to get Covington to the ground after some battle. The first frame was controlled by Covington, who was unable to achieve a choke.
In the second round, Masvidal fought back, landing several heavy blows, including a knockdown. Masvidal, on the other hand, made a mistake by following Covington to the ground, allowing Covington to reclaim possession. In the third, Covington was dominant once more, bringing him down and rarely letting up.
In the fourth, Covington slammed Masvidal, but Masvidal was able to clip Covington and get his own knockdown. Masvidal, on the other hand, was too fatigued to respond, and in the last round, Covington treated him like a rag doll.
The judges awarded Covington victories of 49-46, 50-44, and 50-45.
Colby Covington defeated Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272 and received a lot of positive feedback.
Ugh masvidal gotta hear this guy talk forever now
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 6, 2022
Colby just ground Masvidal into paste…
— Chris Curtis The Action Man (@Actionman513) March 6, 2022
RDA vs Renato Moicano was the main event tonight.
— Carlston Harris Moçambique (@carlstonMMA) March 6, 2022
Love him or hate him (probably hate him, let’s be honest) Covington is so damn good man #UFC272
— Tanner Boser (@BulldozerBoser) March 6, 2022
Covington came into this bout having just lost a close decision to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 268 in Madison Square Garden.
It was Covington’s second loss to Usman in as many fights, having previously challenged for the UFC welterweight title at UFC 245. Covington defeated Tyron Woodley in a fifth-round TKO at UFC Vegas 11 between his two losses to Usman.
Masvidal enters tonight’s battle on a two-fight losing streak, with back-to-back losses to Usman, after boosting his popularity to new heights with three straight victories and the “BMF” championship in 2019.
Masvidal was defeated by Usman by unanimous decision at UFC 251 on short notice, then was knocked out by Usman at UFC 261.