Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal prepare to fight in the main event of UFC 272 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on March 5, 2022.
Former America’s Top Team (ATT) training partners will enter the senior title after previously planned featherweight and bantamweight titles failed to materialize.
Popular ESPN MMA Journalist Brett Okamoto took to Twitter to reveal the news on Tuesday. He added that UFC Chief Business Officer Hunter Campbell confirmed the same.
“Have fun. Masvidal [@GamebredFighter] compared to Covington [@ColbyCovMMA] will lead UFC 272 on March 5, according to UFC Chief Business Officer Hunter Campbell. Five rounds, Las Vegas. Can’t wait.”
See Okamoto’s tweet about the UFC completing the main March event between Masvidal and Covington below:
The trio of Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway for the featherweight title was originally planned to bring attention to UFC 272. However, ‘Bless’ withdrew from the bout after exacerbating an injury. hurt before. ‘Korean Zombie’, Chan Sung Jung is expected to replace Holloway.
Meanwhile, Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan’s rematch for the bantamweight title was changed to ‘No Mercy’ have not yet been vaccinated. Both bantamweight and featherweight title fights are expected to be added to UFC 273.
Jorge Masvidal was scheduled to fight Leon Edwards at UFC 269 last month
Jorge Masvidal hasn’t entered a fight since losing to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for the second time in a row at UFC 261 last April.
He was finally scheduled to face longtime rival Leon Edwards at UFC 269 in December 2021. However, ‘Gamebred’ withdrew from the competition after sustaining an undisclosed injury. As a result, ‘Rocky’ is also removed from the card.
Damon Martin said: “Masvidal has suffered an injury and his fight with Edwards has been dropped from #UFC269.
This is MMA reporter Martin’s tweet about the cancellation of the Masvidal vs. Edwards:
The UFC seems to have decided not to restart the Edwards vs Masvidal bout. Instead, they decided to choose ‘Chaos’ as the next opponent of the BMF champion.
Colby Covington also lost two title fights to Usman. He was involved in a long, public feud with Masvidal and the likes of Dustin Poirier and Joanna Jedrzejczyk while working at ATT.
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