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Who’s fighting for Masvidal vs Covington in Las Vegas tonight?

ALL eyes are on Paradise tonight as feuding pair Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington square off at UFC 272 TONIGHT.

The welterweight scrap tops a full card at the T-Mobile Arena, originally managed by Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway.

Masvidal faces Covington at UFC 272 this weekend

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Masvidal faces Covington at UFC 272 this weekendPhoto credit: Zuffa LLC
The pair have a longstanding feud and were keen to settle it in the Octagon

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The pair have a longstanding feud and were keen to settle it in the OctagonPhoto credit: Getty

But an injury to Holloway has caused that trilogy fight to be postponed, and Volkanovski is now scheduled to face Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273.

Who fights at UFC 272?

There’s plenty of talent on the cards in Las Vegas, but the main focus will be on the “blood feud” between the headliners.

Masvidal and Covington are former friends but now describe themselves as “bitter enemies.”

They looked set to meet in 2021 but will finally meet in the Octagon on Saturday March 5th.

A pumped-up Covington said: “This is a blood feud. It goes back to a brotherhood.

“We were together every day for eight years, side by side, couldn’t leave each other – best friends.

“Now we are the greatest bitter enemies. He’s the only person on earth I don’t give as a ***.

“Every time I see him I want to send this guy straight to hell and luckily I can do that in the UFC Octagon.”

Rafael Dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev were all set to provide the main support but the fight is now OFF after Fiziev signed Covid-19.

UFC kingpin Dana White assured fans a replacement would be found – and Renato Moicano has stepped up to fill the gap.

There may not be titles at stake, but there is sure to be drama.

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

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

Complete map

Mainly (from 6 p.m. ET)

  • Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal (welterweight)
  • Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev (Lightweight)OFF, COVID-19
  • Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Renato Moicano (Lightweight)
  • Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell (Featherweight)
  • Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira (welterweight)
  • Sergey Spivak vs. Greg Hardy (Heavyweight)

front matter (from 8pm ET)

  • Marina Rodriguez vs. Yan Xiaonan (Women’s Strawweight)
  • Maryna Moroz vs. Mariya Agapova (Women’s Flyweight)
  • Jalin Turner vs. Jamie Mullarkey (Lightweight)
  • Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Ihor Potieria (Lightweight)

Early Heats (from 10pm 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?

  • The fight night takes place on Saturday March 5th.
  • It takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
  • The early prelim starts at 6pm ET, the prelim starts at 8pm ET and the main card starts at 10pm.
  • That’s 11pm, 1am and 3am in the UK.
  • You can expect Covington vs. Masvidal around midnight ET.
  • The PPV price for the fight is $74.99, with all the action being streamed live on ESPN and ESPN+.
Khabib's cousin Umar will put his unbeaten record on the line

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Khabib’s cousin Umar will put his unbeaten record on the linePhoto credit: Getty

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