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Sports Covington dominates Woodley en route to 5th-round TKO in UFC main event

10:45  20 september  2020
10:45  20 september  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Colby Covington dominated his grudge match with rival Tyron Woodley , rolling to a TKO victory in Round 5 of Saturday night's main event . Covington dominant in TKO win over Woodley .

Colby Covington dominated Tyron Woodley on his way to a fifth round TKO as the welterweight contender received a congratulatory call for Covington took down a listless Woodley round after round before what looked to be a rib injury to the former champion brought a swift end to the fight

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In a long-awaited clash of bitter rivals, Colby Covington came out victorious over Tyron Woodley.

Covington defeated Woodley via TKO at 1:19 of the fifth round in the welterweight main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Woodley shouted in pain and verbally submitted while Covington was on top of him. Woodley appeared to suffer a rib injury, which led to the referee stoppage.

After the fight, Covington called out 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman and former training partner Jorge Masvidal.

Covington dismisses Woodley's injury: He took 'easy way out'

  Covington dismisses Woodley's injury: He took 'easy way out' Colby Covington believes Tyron Woodley wanted out of the UFC Fight Night main event. Covington finished the former welterweight champion in the fifth round of the one-sided contest Saturday in Las Vegas. Woodley suffered a rib injury and verbally submitted as the two battled for position on the ground, but "Chaos" saw it as a way to escape the fight. "I broke him," Covington said at the postfight press conference. "The (fourth) round, he quit.Covington finished the former welterweight champion in the fifth round of the one-sided contest Saturday in Las Vegas. Woodley suffered a rib injury and verbally submitted as the two battled for position on the ground, but "Chaos" saw it as a way to escape the fight.

COLBY COVINGTON was victorious against his bitter rival Tyron Woodley with a fifth- round TKO at UFC Fight Night. Colby Covington smashes bitter rivals Tyron Woodley with a thunderous right during their clash at UFC Fight Night which Covington won convincinglyCredit: Handout - Getty.

Covington turned UFC Fight Night into a political football as he attacked the Black Lives Matter movement and called Woodley "a communist"Credit Medics check out Woodley after Covington 's fifth- round TKO . "So you know, people need to go and give a pat on the back to law enforcement

"Marty Fakenewsman (Usman), Street Judas (Masvidal), we got unfinished business," Covington said in his postfight interview. "There's nowhere to run, and there's nowhere to hide. I'm coming for you. You're next."

Covington dominated Woodley, a former welterweight champion, from start to finish. He secured his first takedown in the opening 40 seconds and continued to dominate Woodley in the clinch and on the mat throughout the contest.

"Chaos," a former interim titleholder, used his pressure and kickboxing to get inside Woodley's range and secure the clinch position to earn the win.

Woodley pressed forward a few times, but like in his other recent losses, the former champ struggled to put together much offense. Woodley was unable to blitz like he used to and that ultimately meant he found himself against the fence for most of the clash.

Woodley suffered broken rib in Covington loss

  Woodley suffered broken rib in Covington loss Tyron Woodley suffered a broken rib in his one-sided loss to Colby Covington in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas. The former welterweight champion was on the bottom of Covington in the fifth round when he yelled in pain and verbally submitted. Woodley told ESPN's Ariel Helwani that his rib popped while he was going for a guillotine to help him stand up, and it also popped earlier in the fight. "It was the most painThe former welterweight champion was on the bottom of Covington in the fifth round when he yelled in pain and verbally submitted.

UFC FN 178: Covington vs. Woodley Match Fight Card. # Welterweight – Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley # Welterweight – Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price # Middleweight – Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert # Light Heavyweight – Johnny Walker vs. Ryan Spann # Women’s

Covington dominated the bulk of the bout before a Woodley (19-6-1 MMA, 9-6-1 UFC ) rib injury with his opponent in dominant position brought an end to things, giving Covington the victory at the 1:19 mark of the fifth round . Covington ’s wrestling game was on point

Covington took Woodley down in the fourth round and pummeled him with ground-and-pound. Woodley suffered a cut on his face and was bloodied up after getting destroyed in that frame.

In the final round, Covington continued to do more of the same. He scored another takedown, and the fight was halted after Woodley apparently suffered an injury.

Covington, 32, returned to the win column Saturday following a TKO loss to Usman in a title fight last December. He's 8-1 in his past nine contests.

Woodley has now lost three straight bouts. The 38-year-old held the UFC belt from 2016-19 and successfully defended it four times before losing to Usman in March of last year.

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Covington: 'UFC knows I'm on board' for Masvidal fight .
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