Ultimate Fighting Championship returns with a loaded 12-bout card for UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal. A welterweight battle between former best friends turned rivals Colby “Chaos” Covington and Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal will headline the event, live from T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
Covington is the #1 ranked UFC Welterweight, and a former interim Welterweight champion, who has a career 16-3 record. He’s a former NCAA Division I All-American and will be looking to score a win against his former roommate, and American Top Team training partner.
Masvidal has a career record of 35-15 and is the current UFC “BMF” Champion. Masivdave is one of the top 3 PPV draws in the promotion and holds the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history (:05). The 2019 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year will be main eventing his fourth consecutive PPV. Like Covington, Masvidal has two of his losses against UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
The co-main event is a fight between top 5 Women’s strawweights Marina Rodriguez and Yan Xiaonan. Rodriguez is on a 3-fight win streak and looking to earn her first UFC title shot. Other notable names competing inside the Octagon at UFC 272 are Edson Barboza, Bryce Mitchell, Kevin Holland, and former NFL player Greg Hardy
Cord cutters can find out how to watch all of the action during UFC 272 below.
When to Watch
Early prelims begin on Saturday, March 5, at 6:00 p.m. ET, prelims begin at 8 p.m. ET, with the main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET.
Where to Watch
You can watch all of Saturday’s fights on ESPN+. The early prelims will also air on UFC Fight Pass, while the prelims will air on ESPN.
The main card is a pay-per-view event that existing ESPN+ subscribers can purchase for $74.99, and new subscribers can save 30% by purchasing UFC 70 and signing up to the ESPN+ Annual Plan for $99.98. Click here to sign up.
What’s the Schedule?
Early Prelim — Beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET
- Brian Kelleher (24-12) vs. Umar Nurmagomedov (13-0) [Featherweight]
- #13 Tim Elliott (18-12-1) vs. #15 Tagir Ulanbekov (14-1) [Flyweight]
- Devonte Smith (11-3 ) vs. Ľudovít Klein (17-4) [Lightweight]
- Michał Oleksiejczuk (16-4; 1NC) vs. Dustin Jacoby (16-5-1) [Light Heavyweight]
Prelims — Beginning at 8 p.m. ET
- Jalin Turner (12-5) vs. Jamie Mullarkey (14-4) [Lightweight]
- #3 Marina Rodriguez (15-1-2) vs. #4 Yan Xiaonan (13-2; 1NC) [Women’s Strawweight]
- Nicolae Negumereanu (11-1) vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu (9-2) [Light Heavyweight]
- Maryna Moroz (10-3) vs. Mariya Agapova (10-2) [Women’s Flyweight]
Main Card— Beginning at 10 p.m. ET
- #1 Colby Covington vs. #4 Jorge Masvidal [Welterweight]
- #4 Rafael dos Anjos (30-13) vs. Renato Moicano (16-4-1) [Catchweight (160 lb)]
- #10 Edson Barboza (22-10) vs. #11 Bryce Mitchell (14-1) [Featherweight]
- #14 Kevin Holland (21-7; 1NC) vs. Alex Oliveira (22-11-1; 2NC) [Welterweight]
- Sergey Spivak (13-3) vs. Greg Hardy (7-4; 1NC) [Heavyweight]
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