UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley – Tips & Preview

Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley, Welterweight, Main Event
Covington by Points

Colby Covington opens as a commanding $1.28 favourite here, with Woodley out at $3.70.

Covington enters this bout with a strong 15-2 career record, having gone an impressive 10-2 in the UFC.

He had won each of his last 7 fights before a knockout loss against Kamaru Usman last time out.

Known primarily for his elite wrestling and ground game, he has 5 submission wins to his name thus far.

Woodley has had a storied career to date, entering this fight with a 19-5-1 career record.

He won the Welterweight title in 2016 and defended it 3 times, before consecutive losses to Usman and Burns.

One of the hardest hitters in the UFC, he has 7 career knockouts to his name.

Overall, I think Covington gets the job done here, likely by points.

He can hold his own in the striking game with Woodley and appears to have a big edge on the ground.

With his excellent speed and cardio, I think he’ll be able to outpoint Woodley early and often here.

Donald Cerrone vs Niko Price, Welterweight, Co-Main
Price to Win

Niko Price opens as the $1.65 favourite here, with Cowboy Cerrone the $2.25 outsider.

Price enters this contest with a 14-4-1 career record, having gone a mixed 6-4-1 since joining the UFC.

His form has been mixed of late, losing 3 of his last 5 fights against some admittedly tough opponents.

Known for his elite power and striking ability, 10 of his 14 wins have come by way of KO.

Cowboy Cerrone enters this bout with a ton of experience under his belt, sporting a 36-15-1 career record.

Primarily known for his excellent finishing ability, he has recorded 10 knockouts and 17 submissions thus far.

His recent form has been shaky to say the least, comfortably losing each of his last 4 fights.

I’m predicting a 5th straight loss for Cerrone, with Price’s striking ability getting the job done here.

Cerrone isn’t the fighter that he used to be and I have to question how motivated he is at this point.

I think all 3 methods of victory are in play for Price, so I’ll just stick to the straight up win market.