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Colby Covington, No. 1 middleweight, won by unanimous court decision (49-46, 50-44, 50-45) over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272 on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

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Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal fight in their lightweight fight during UFC 272 at the T-Mobile Arena on March 5, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Covington relied on his wrestling experience to take care of Masvidal. For five rounds on the right, Covington tried to force Masvidal’s summit with suffocating grips from behind, but he managed to get out of them whole. Masvidal had one chance in the fourth round when he knocked down Kington with his right hand, but the fighter was able to get up and Masvidal failed to take advantage.

Colby Covington watches his lightweight fight against Jorge Masvidal during UFC 272 on March 5, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Colby Covington watches his lightweight fight against Jorge Masvidal during UFC 272 on March 5, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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After the match, Covington felt the need to call up former teammate Dustin Poirier, who trains with Masvidal in the American Top Team.

“I just took care of the street trash in Miami,” Covington said after the match. “Now it’s time to take care of the Louisiana wetlands. Where are you, Dustin Poirier?”

Colby Covington looks at the referee during his lightweight fight with Jorge Massvidal on March 5, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Colby Covington looks at the referee during his lightweight fight with Jorge Massvidal on March 5, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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In November, a unanimous court ruling Covington made the UFC lightweight champion Kamara Usman. He has won and lost in his last four matches, but Usman is the only fighter to have beaten Coongton since 2015.

The last time Masvidal won a fight was in November 2019 against Nate Diaz.

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