The fight is three-years in the making and fans have wanted to see both fighters throw their hands at each other for quite some time. In the co-main event, Donald Cerrone takes on Niko Price.
Both fighters are coming off of losses. Niko Price is coming off of a TKO loss to Vicente Luque at UFC 249 earlier this May. On the other hand, Donald Cerrone is riding on a four-fight losing streak and even if he may be a future Hall of Famer and a legend of this sport, he may be fighting for his spot at the UFC roster here.
The highly touted UFC prospect Khamzat Chimaev is back on this card as he takes on the experience Gerald Meerschaert. Both fighters went back and forth at each other on social media and during the press conference.
Covington vs Woodley Prelims Result:
Men’s bantamweight: Tyson Nam (20-11-1, 2-2 UFC) defeats Jerome Rivera (10-3, 0-1 UFC) by second-round TKO
Men’s bantamweight: Andre Ewell (17-6, 4-2 UFC) defeats Irwin Rivera (10-6, 1-2 UFC) by split decision
Men’s bantamweight: Randy Costa (6-1, 2-1 UFC) defeats Journey Newson (9-3 1NC, 0-2 1NC UFC) by first-round KO
Men’s featherweight: Darrick Minner (25-11, 1-1 UFC) defeats T.J. Laramie (12-4, 0-1 UFC) by first-round guillotine
Middleweight: Kevin Holland (19-5, 6-2 UFC) defeats Darren Stewart (12-6 1 NC, 5-5-1 NC UFC) by split decision
Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern (8-1, 3-1 UFC) defeats Randa Markos (10-9-1, 6-7-1 UFC) via first round arm bar submission
Light heavyweight: Johnny Walker (17-5, 3-2 UFC, -120) DEF. Ryan Spann (18-5, 4-0 UFC, +100) via TKO
Middleweight: Khamzat Chimaev (8-0, 2-0 UFC, -400) DEF. Gerald Meerschaert (31-13, 6-5 UFC, +320) via KO
Welterweight: Donald Cerrone (36-15, 23-12 UFC) vs Niko Price (14-4 1NC, 6-4 1NC UFC) ends in Majority Draw
Welterweight: Colby Covington (15-2, 10-2 UFC) defeats Tyron Woodley (19-5-1, 9-4-1 UFC) via fifth round TKO