UFC Targeting Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington For UFC 272 Headliner

Welterweights Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington are being lined up as the new headlining bout for UFC’s March 5th pay-per-view event. The rivalry fight is in the process of being finalized, per a report from Brett Okamoto of ESPN.

Should the fight be made official, it would join UFC 272, which is scheduled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Masvidal and Covington find themselves in a similar position heading into this fight, having both recently lost their rematch fights against UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman.

Covington went five rounds in his recent fight against Usman, losing a unanimous decision by the end.

Masvidal had a more brutal loss last time around, getting knocked out in the second round of a fight last year. The fight was his second consecutive loss to Usman since 2020.

UFC 272 was previously set to have a much stronger lineup, being headlined by a doubleheader of bantamweight and featherweight title fights. Those bouts have since been shifted to a PPV card in April.

Now with a new main event targeted for it, here’s how UFC 272 looks:

Bout 7: Colby Covington (16-3) vs. Jorge Masvidal (35-15) (Welterweight)

Bout 6: Edson Barboza (22-10) vs. Bryce Mitchell (14-0) (Featherweight)

Bout 5: Jessica Eye (15-1) vs. Manon Fiorot (8-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 4: Maryna Moroz (10-3) vs. Mariya Agapova (10-2) (Flyweight)

Bout 3: Dustin Jacoby (16-5-1) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (16-4) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 2: Tim Elliott (17-12-1) vs. Tagir Ulanbekov (13-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 1: Marina Rodriguez (15-1-2) vs. Yan Xiaonan (13-2) (Strawweight)

Bout 1: Kevin Holland (21-7) vs. Alex Oliveira (22-11-1) (Welterweight)

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