Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is coming off of an impressive second-round submission victory over Darren Till at UFC 228 and he earlier made it clear that he wanted to headline UFC 230 fight card and defend his title against Colby Covington. But that fight didn’t come into fruition as he had dislocated his thumb and tore three ligaments.
Covington captured the substitute strap in a lopsided decision win over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 last June.
However, it looks like the much-awaited fight is finally coming to fruition as Dana White in recent UFC unfiltered said that he is planning to make the fight at UFC 233.
“Ideally, I would love to do that in Anaheim, January 26,” White said about Woodley vs. Covington. “That would be awesome if I could pull that off.”
Right now UFC 233 currently includes a champion versus champion fight as flyweight champion Henry Cejudo puts his title on the line against bantamweight titleholder T.J. Dillashaw who drops down to 125-pound.
Additional sources have confirmed that if UFC 233 doesn’t work out, there is also a huge possibility of Woodley facing Covington at UFC 235 in March but nothing has been official yet and there’s a lot of talks to make it happen from both sides.