In another signature performance, Colby Covington made use of his superior wrestling and clinch game to beat former teammate Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272. After going five rounds against ‘Gamebred’, the former interim welterweight champion scored a unanimous decision victory. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the match.
Easy rd 1 for Colby. Jorge took no damage but struggled to escape.— Funky (@Benaskren) March 6, 2022
Colby already fighting South paw , but hat knee injury might get be true— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) March 6, 2022
Covington’s pace is crazy— Kyle Crutchmer (@KyleCrutchmer) March 6, 2022
Colby’s striking output has been different so far. Likely because of their training history. #UFC272— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) March 6, 2022
Beautiful game plan— Danny Castillo (@lastcall155) March 6, 2022
How good Colby looks makes u know how good USMAN is #ufc272— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) March 6, 2022
Young fighters start wrestling now! Pls!!!— Danny Castillo (@lastcall155) March 6, 2022
You can’t learn wresting in an 8 week camp.
I don’t have an instructional but…#hollaatme
Say what you want about Colby the man can fight #UFC272live— Brendan Loughnane (@BrendanMMA) March 6, 2022