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)