Venue: T-Mobile Arena, City: Paradise, Nevada, United States
Date: Saturday, March 05, 2022
UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on March 5, 2022, at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States.
A UFC Featherweight Championship trilogy bout between current champion Alexander Volkanovski and former champion Max Holloway was originally expected to headline the event. The pairing first met at UFC 245, where Volkanovski defeated Holloway via unanimous decision to capture the title. Their second meeting took place at UFC 251, with Volkanovski successfully defending the title via split decision (a result which was met with controversy by fans, fellow fighters, and media outlets alike). However, two days after the trilogy announcement, Holloway withdrew due to an aggravated previous injury. He was replaced by former title challenger Chan Sung Jung and the bout was moved to UFC 273 on April 9.
A UFC Bantamweight Championship title unification rematch between current champion Aljamain Sterling and former champion/current interim title holder Petr Yan was expected to take place at this event. The pairing previously met at UFC 259, with Sterling winning the title by disqualification (intentional illegal knee strike) in the fourth round, becoming the first fighter to win a UFC title by disqualification. The rematch was initially expected to take place at UFC 267, however Sterling withdrew from the contest due to lingering neck issues and an interim title bout between Yan and Cory Sandhagen was set. The UFC then opted to move the pairing from this event to UFC 273.
After the postponement of the title fights, a welterweight bout between former interim UFC Welterweight Champion Colby Covington and former title challenger Jorge Masvidal is expected to headline the event.
A heavyweight bout between Greg Hardy and Sergey Spivak was originally scheduled for UFC 270, but it was moved to this event after Hardy suffered a finger injury.
A five round lightweight bout between former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev was originally scheduled to headline UFC Fight Night: Walker vs. Hill, but it was postponed to this event due to visa issues with Fiziev.
Official Fight Card
|Welterweight||Colby Covington||def.||Jorge Masvidal||Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 50–44, 50–45)||5||5:00|
|Catchweight (160 lb)||Rafael dos Anjos||def.||Renato Moicano||Decision (unanimous) (49–45, 49–44, 50–44)||5||5:00|
|Featherweight||Bryce Mitchell||def.||Edson Barboza||Decision (unanimous) (30–25, 30–26, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Kevin Holland||def.||Alex Oliveira||TKO (elbows)||2||0:38|
|Heavyweight||Sergey Spivak||def.||Greg Hardy||TKO (punches)||1||2:16|
|Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)|
|Lightweight||Jalin Turner>||def.||Jamie Mullarkey||TKO (punches)||2||0:46|
|Women's Strawweight||Marina Rodriguez||def.||Yan Xiaonan||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Nicolae Negumereanu||def.||Kennedy Nzechukwu||Decision (split) (27–29, 29–27, 29–27)||3||5:00|
|Women's Flyweight||Maryna Moroz||def.||Mariya Agapova||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||2||3:27|
|Early preliminary card (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)|
|Featherweight||Umar Nurmagomedov||def.||Brian Kelleher||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||3:15|
|Flyweight||Tim Elliott||def.||Tagir Ulanbekov||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Ľudovít Klein||def.||Devonte Smith||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Dustin Jacoby||def.||Michał Oleksiejczuk||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
UFC 272 Card and Results
- Colby Covington def. Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-44, 50-45)
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Renato Moicano via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-44, 50-44)
- Bryce Mitchell def. Edson Barboza via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)
- Kevin Holland def. Alex Oliveira via second-round TKO (punches)
- Serghei Spivac def. Greg Hardy via first-round TKO (punches)
- Jalin Turner def. Jamie Mullarkey via second-round TKO (punches)
- Marina Rodriguez def. Yan Xiaonan via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Nicolae Negumereanu def. Kennedy Nzechukwu via split decision (29-27, 27-29, 29-27)
- Maryna Moroz def. Mariya Agapova via second-round submission (head and arm choke)
- Umar Nurmagomedov def. Brian Kelleher via first-round submission (rear naked choke)
- Tim Elliott def. Tagir Ulanbekov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- L'udovit Klein def. Devonte Smith via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Dustin Jacoby def. Michal Oleksiejczuk via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.