A rivalry will be settled at UFC 272, as Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington will clash inside Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on March 5.
Masvidal made his MMA debut in 2003 and joined the UFC in 2013. He is 12-8 for the promotion. Masvidal’s win against Ben Askren elevated his status thanks to him landing the fastest knockout in UFC history.
Inside Madison Square Garden, Masvidal beat Nate Diaz for the BMF title. He then lost to Kamaru Usman in multiple fights for the UFC welterweight title. The first bout, at UFC 251, was a last-minute affair for Masvidal as a replacement opponent. The second fight was at UFC 261, with Usman knocking him out.
Covington joined the UFC in 2014. A former interim UFC welterweight champion, Covington is 2-2 in his last four fights. He beat Robbie Lawler, got knocked out by champion Usman at UFC 245, took out former champion Tyron Woodley, and lost a rematch to Usman at UFC 268 via unanimous decision.
Here’s how much the former teammates are set to earn on Saturday.
When is UFC 272: Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal?
- Date: Saturday, March 5
- Start time: 6 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card (PPV): 10 p.m. ET
- Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET (approx.)
UFC 272: Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal will take place Saturday, March 5, with the early prelims kicking off the event at 6 p.m. ET. The prelims will begin at 8 p.m. ET and the main card will start at 10 p.m. ET. Covington and Masvidal should enter the Octagon around midnight ET, depending on the length of the undercard bouts.
How to watch UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal
- TV channels: ESPN, ESPN Deportes
- Live stream: ESPN+
The main card for UFC 272 is available in the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. That portion of the event begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN, the WatchESPN app and, for the early prelims, on UFC Fight Pass.
In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal fight purse, prize money
The official UFC 272 purse has not yet been revealed, but previous payouts for Covington and Mavidal could provide some insight as to how much they will earn.
At UFC 268, Covington fought UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in a rematch for the title inside Madison Square Garden. Covington reportedly made $532,000 for the fight. Against Usman at UFC 261, Masvidal was estimated to make about $532,000.
It should be noted that Covington will not be receiving pay-per-view points for this fight.
“I forgoed the pay-per-view,” Covington stated during media day, per MMA Junkie. “I don’t care about the pay-per-view for this fight. This is a personal fight. I want to come and put on a show for the UFC and show that I’m deserving of being a lifetime UFC fighter.”
What is Colby Covington’s net worth?
According to Sportskeeda, Covington’s net worth is about $2 million, with career earnings of about $1,879,000. Covington has a wide variety of endorsements that have added to his value.
What is Jorge Masvidal’s net worth?
Masvidal’s net worth is around $6 million, per Sportskeeda. His career earnings are around $4 million. Masvidal’s has an endorsement deal with Reebok and he also earns a profit through his El Recuerdo de Oaxaca Joven Mezcal brand.
UFC 272 fight card
Main card (10 p.m. ET)
- Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal; welterweights
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Renato Moicano
- Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell; featherweights
- Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira; welterweights
- Greg Hardy vs. Sergey Spivak; heavyweights
Prelims (8 p.m. ET)
- Jalin Turner vs. Jamie Mullarkey; lightweights
- Marina Rodriguez vs. Yan Xionan; strawweights
- Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu; light heavyweights
- Maryna Moroz vs. Mariya Agapova; flyweights
Fight Pass prelims (6 p.m. ET)
- Brian Kelleher vs. Umar Nurmagomedov; featherweights
- Tim Elliott vs. Tagir Ulanbekov; flyweights
- Jessica Eye vs. Manon Fiorot; flyweights
- Ludovit Klein vs. Devonte Smith; lightweights
- Dustin Jacoby vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk; light heavyweights
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