Who is fighting the Masvidal vs Covington bill in Las Vegas?

ALL eyes are on Paradise this weekend as veteran pair Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington go head-to-head at UFC 272.

The mass of scrap topped a packed card at the T-Mobile Arena, which was originally spearheaded by Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway.

Masvidal will face Covington at UFC 272 this weekend


Masvidal will face Covington at UFC 272 this weekendCredit: Zuffa LLC
The pair had a long feud and were desperate to settle it in the Octagon


The pair had a long feud and were desperate to settle it in the OctagonCredit: Getty

But an injury to Holloway saw the three-part bout postponed, with Volkanovski now expected to face Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273.

Who will fight at UFC 272?

There’s a lot of talent on the bill in Las Vegas, but the main focus will be on the ‘blood feud’ between the top guys.

Masvidal and Covington were friends before, but now describe themselves as a ‘bitter enemy’.

They look set to clash in 2021 but will ultimately face off at the Octagon on Saturday, March 5.

Covington said: “This is a blood feud. This goes back to brotherhood.

“We’ve been together for eight years, we’re together every single day – best friends.

“Now, we’re the biggest enemy. He’s the only person on Earth that I don’t consider evil.

“Whenever I see him, I want to send that guy straight to hell and luckily I did. UFC Octagon. “

Rafael Dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev provided main assists, while Edson Barboza and Kevin Holland had an impressive main card.

There may be no on-line headlines, but there’s bound to be drama.

And keep an eye out for Khabib’s cousin Umar Nurmagomedov in the early days.

The 26-year-old is undefeated in professional MMA and will be making his first return to the Octagon since January 2021.

Full card

Primarily (from 6 p.m. ET)

  • Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal (middleweight)
  • Rafael Dos Anjos vs Rafael Fiziev (lightweight)
  • Edson Barboza vs Bryce Mitchell (featherweight)
  • Kevin Holland vs Alex Oliveira (Welterweight division)
  • Sergey Spivak vs Greg Hardy (heavyweight)

Prelims (from 8 p.m. ET)

  • Marina Rodriguez vs Yan Xiaonan (women’s straw class)
  • Maryna Moroz vs Mariya Agapova (women flyweight)
  • Jalin Turner vs Jamie Mullarkey (lightweight)
  • Nicolae Negumereanu vs Ihor Potieria (mild)

Original Prelims (from 10 p.m. ET)

  • Brian Kelleher vs Umar Nurmagomedov (featherweight)
  • Tim Elliot vs Tagir Ulanbekov (flyweight)
  • Michał Oleksiejczuk vs Dustin Jacoby (light heavyweight)

When is UFC 272 and how can I watch it?

  • Teamfight night has been CONFIRMED to take place on Saturday, March 5.
  • It is being held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
  • Preliminary action will begin at 6pm ET, with the prequel from 8pm ET and the main pass from 10pm.
  • It’s 11pm, 1am and 3am in the UK.
  • You can expect Covington vs Masvidal around midnight ET.
  • The PPV price for the match is $74.99, with all the live action on ESPN and ESPN+.
Khabib's cousin Umar will set his undefeated record


Khabib’s cousin Umar will set his undefeated recordCredit: Getty Who is fighting the Masvidal vs Covington bill in Las Vegas?


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