Observing a great operation against Robbie Lawler, Colby”Chaos” Covington seems to be getting his UFC welterweight title taken against Kamaru”The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman.
Both are destined to collide for two or three years now in what might be a close battle, however online sportsbook BetOnline has Usman as the enormous favorite at -250 together with Covington coming back in +195. This fight hasn’t been announced officially yet, but it appears it will take place at UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 2.
In the event the odds remain the same, then this could indicate the first time that Covington has been a plus-money underdog in the UFC. Chaos closed as a very little dog against Demian Maia with odds of -108 for both Covington and -112 to get Maia, and Colby won that bout.
Usman was preferred in eight of the last nine fights in the Octagon, with just his last fight for the title against Tyron Woodley viewing The Nigerian Nightmare. Naturally, he placed on a dominant operation in that fight to win the title and is currently a perfect 10-0 at the UFC.
I was shocked to see that the chances when they opened with Usman favored as a -300 favorite and Covington coming back in +230. The line moved fast in Covington’s favor to in which the chances are today, but I guessed they??should have been considerably nearer and judging from the early line motion, you might have the ability to find the champion at a better number closer to the function.
It is extremely tough to predict exactly how this struggle goes as both of these opponents have very similar styles in how they wrestle, use clinch work against the cage and put on a tremendous rate to generally earn??a decisive choice triumph. Neither fighter has enormous power in their hands since Usman has finished just two of the own 10 UFC struggles, although Covington has completed four of his nine wins in the Octagon.
Due to the size, I give the edge to Usman complete however. Both men will look to have??a solid grappling game and constantly touch??another with strikes which heap up and tire out the opponent. Usman is a bit bigger than Covington, that will provide him an advantage in those clinches and grappling exchanges.?? Chaos may have marginally greater conditioning, which could give him the edge in the later rounds, but it could be too little, too late at that point.
Odds at August 6