Facts About Colby Covington
|35 Years Old
|Mixed Martial Artist
|Place Of Birth
|Clovis, California, United States
|Thurston High School
|College / University
|Iowa Central Community College and Oregon State University
|Bachelor's degree in Sociology
|1.8 m(5 feet and 11 inches)
|77 kg (169 lbs)
|American Top Team
|72 inches (183 cm)
|$2 million (estimated)
|Interim UFC Welterweight Champion in 2018
Colby Covington is an American mixed martial artist. He fights in the welterweight division. He turned professional in 2012. He has already recorded 15 wins as of July 2019. ranks at No. 2 in the official UFC welterweight rankings as of March 2019.
What is Colby Covington Famous For?
- Interim UFC Welterweight Champion in 2018.
Where was Colby Covington Born?
Colby Covington was born on 22 February 1988. His birth place is in Clovis, California in the United States. He holds American nationality.
He attended Thurston High School. He lettered all four years at Thurston and won the 171 lb state championship as a senior. After high school, he attended Iowa Central Community College. He won the 165 lb national junior college wrestling title as a true freshman. He returned to Oregon, where he enrolled at Oregon State University. He became a collegiate wrestling All-American and two-time Pac-10 Conference champion at Oregon. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Oregon in 2011.
Amateur Wrestling Accomplishments
FILA 77 kg No-Gi Grappling World Championship Gold (2013)
National Collegiate Athletic Association
NCAA Division I All-American out of Oregon State University (2011)
Pac-10 174 lb Conference Championship out of Oregon State University (2010, 2011)
National Junior College Athletic Association
NJCAA 165 lb National Championship out of Iowa Central Community College (2007)
NJCAA All-American out of Iowa Central Community College (2007)
Oregon State Activities Association
OSAA 171 lb State Championship out of Thurston High School (2006)
American Top Team owner Dan Lambert recruited Covington in his team in 2011.
He then began pursuing his professional career in MMA.
He moved to South Florida to train at American Top Team.
He accumulated the record of 5-0 and turned professional in 2012.
He signed with the UFC in 2014.
He made his promotional debut against Anying Wang in August 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. He won via TKO.
He defeated Wagner Silva via submission and Mike Pyle via unanimous decision before losing to Warlley Alves via submission.
He defeated Jonathan Meunier via submission, Max Griffin via TKO, Bryan Barberena via unanimous decision, Dong Hun Kim via unanimous decision, and Demian Maia via unanimous decision.
He defeated Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision at UFC 225 for the Interim UFC Welterweight Championship in June 2018.
He was set to fight then-champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 in September 2018. However, Covington withdrew from the bout due to recent nasal surgery. Later, his Interim UFC Welterweight Championship was stripped off.
He defeated Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3 August 2019. He won via unanimous decision.
He made multiple appearances along with other American Top Team members in Impact Wrestling.
The team defeated the team of Moose and Stephan Bonnar at Bound for Glory in 2017.
He appeared at a WrestlePro event in February 2018. He defeated TyQuil Woodley.
Who is Colby Covington Married to?
Information about his personal life is not available at present. He maintains a low profile regarding his personal life.
How tall is Colby Covington?
Colby Covington stands at a height of 1.8 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches. He has a body weight of 169 lbs i.e. 77 kg. He has a reach of 72 inches. He has an athletic body build.
What is Colby Covington Net Worth?
Colby Covington earns from his professional MMA career. His income comes from salary, bonuses, prize money, and endorsements. His net worth is estimated at $2 million.
Trivias About Colby Covington You Need To Know.
- He describes himself as the "super villain" of the UFC.
- He called Brazil a "dump" and referred to the Brazilian crowd as "filthy animals" in the post-fight interview following his fight with Demian Maia.
- He supports US President Donald Trump.
- He presented his Interim UFC Welterweight Championship to Donald Trump at White House in August 2018.