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Sports Covington wins UFC interim welterweight title via unanimous decision

08:30  10 june  2018
08:30  10 june  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Covington won via unanimous decision . Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports. May 23, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Mike Pyle (red gloves) and Colby Covington Colby Covington captured the UFC interim welterweight title , defeating Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision .

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Colby Covington captured the UFC interim welterweight title, defeating Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision.

Covington created headlines by telling reporters prior to the fight that he'd take the belt to the White House to visit President Donald Trump. He said that after the commander-in-chief disinvited the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from the traditional visit due to their protests against police brutality and racial inequality.

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"I'm taking this belt to the White House and putting it on Donald Trump’s desk," Covington said after defeating dos Anjos.

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The victory marked Covington (14-1) was sixth in a row and put him at 9-1 in the UFC . Dos Anjos (28-10) had his three- fight win streak snapped and lost for the first time since going up to 170 pounds. The UFC decided to award an interim welterweight title belt to the winner, as Tyron Woodley

Covington won the interim welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225. He has been vocal in calling out “Tyquil” Woodley for over a year now but, Woodley says, when push comes to shove

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After the fight, reigning welterweight champion Tyron Woodley tweeted that he's ready to fight Covington, asking UFC president Dana White to set up the bout. Woodley hinted he wants to make his return in August, but no fight has been scheduled yet.

Although the fight was closely contested, Covington dictated the pace from the outset, steering dos Anjos into the cage and neutralizing his ability to strike in open space.

Early in the fourth round dos Anjos came out aggressively, but he couldn't sustain a flurry of punches that briefly threw his opponent off guard.

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Covington (14-1) claimed the UFC 's interim welterweight championship at UFC 225 on Saturday night at the United Center, defeating Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision . It was probably music to Covington 's ears. The win should set up a title unification bout between Covington , 30

Colby Covington captured the UFC interim welterweight title , defeating Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision . Covington created headlines by telling reporters prior to the fight that he'd take the belt to the White House to visit President Donald Trump.

Covington moved to 14-1 with the victory, while dos Anjos dropped to 28-10.

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