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Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Covington to win UFC Fight Night 178 main event

  • Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley is the main event at UFC Fight Night 178
  • Covington lost his last fight for the welterweight title
  • Woodley has suffered back-to-back defeats
  • Chaos Covington is a strong favourite to win in Las Vegas
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Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley face off (Getty Images)

Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley clash in the main event at UFC Fight Night 178 on Saturday night. The welterweight bout has been two years in the making and sees former champion Woodley bid to bounce back to successive defeats against Covington.

Orignally scheduled to take place in August, the Covington-Woodley clash has been delayed a month. The question now is whether Woodley's request for additional time to get over his loss to Gilbert Burns will make any difference?

Colby Covington MMA Record (15-2-0)


Chaos is now the number two ranked fight in the welterweight division after winning 10 of his 11 fights since making his UFC debut. 

Covington's only defeat came back in 2015 when losing to Warlley Alves, but seven straight wins afterwards earned a title fight tilt to claim Kamaru Usman's belt.

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Colby Covington (Getty Images)

Covington didn't disgrace himself against Usman at UFC 245 in December 2019, losing the fight in the last 50 seconds when he was knocked out in the final round of what had been a blockbuster contest. 

This will be The Chosen One's first foray back into the octagon since that defeat and he starts a warm favourite to return to winning ways.

Tyron Woodley MMA Record (19-5-1)


'The Chosen One' Woodley has lost his last two UFC fights and has not won inside the octagon for two years now. 

Woodley lost the welterweight title back in March 2019 when defeated by Kamaru Usman on decision at UFC 235, and suffered another loss at the hands of Burns in UFC on ESPN 9 in May. 

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Tyron Woodley (Getty Images)

Woodley had become champion in 2016 with a first round knockout victory over Robbie Lawler at UFC 201. He then made four successful defences of the belt, recording three wins and a draw included a memorable victory over Darren Till at UFC 228 in September 2018.

Ahead of the clash with Covington, question marks linger over whether the 38-year-old can recover from those back-to-back defeats.

Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley Betting Odds


Covington is a short-price favourite to win at 1.28. Woodley is the 3.75 outsider. In the method of victory betting, it is 1.72 for Covington to win via decision and 4.33 to win by KO, TKO or DQ. Woodley is 5.00 to finish the fight early and 9.00 to win by decision.

Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley FAQs

When is Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley taking place?

It is the main event at UFC Fight Night 178 and takes place on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

What division is Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley?

Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley is a UFC welterweight fight.

Where is UFC Fight Night 178 taking place?

It will be held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Can I watch a Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley live stream?

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Verdict

Covington has needed the judges decision in eight of his 15 MMA victories. This one should also go the distance with the Chaos getting the vote.

Best Bet: Covington by Decision Method of Victory @-138.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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