Colby Covington is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He won the UFC interim Welterweight Championship in 2018 and is also known for his notable victories over top-ranked fighters and his current #1 contender ranking in the UFC welterweight division. Get all of the latest Colby Covington news here!
Colby Covington was born on February 22, 1988, in Clovis, California, and grew up in Oregon. He began wrestling in high school and went on to wrestle at Iowa Central Community College and Oregon State University.
In 2012, Covington turned professional and began competing in various regional promotions before signing with the UFC in 2014. He quickly made a name for himself as a skilled wrestler and striker, earning a reputation as a relentless and aggressive fighter in the octagon.
Covington has a professional MMA record of 16 wins and 3 losses, with notable victories over top-ranked fighters such as Rafael dos Anjos, Tyron Woodley, and Robbie Lawler. He is known for his trash-talking and controversial comments, particularly his support for former U.S. President Donald Trump.
Covington has also ventured into acting, making appearances in several films and television shows. He is a former interim UFC Welterweight Champion and is currently ranked as the #1 contender in the division.