Colby Covington Biography

( 1988 - )
September 19, 2018
First published on:September 9, 2018
by Mandy Rhods

Facts of Colby Covington

Date of Birth: 1988, February 22
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Colby Covington
Birth Place Clovis, California
Net Worth $2 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
University attended Oregon State University
School attended Thurston Highschool

Colby Covington is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter who is currently competing for the American renowned MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Champions in the welterweight division. 

 

He made his professional MMA career in 2012 and has a record of 14 wins and one loss so far in his career. To know about his early life, career, net worth, personal life, and more, keep scrolling.

Colby Covington Early Life

Colby Covington was born on  February 22, 1988, in Clovis, California, United States of America. He is of American nationality having a white ethnic background. He has an elder sister named Candace Covington.  He got his school education in Thurston High School in Oregon where he began to start wrestling career.

Covington attended  Central Community College and during his freshman years, he went to win the  165 lb national junior college title. He was temporarily suspended from the Lowa wrestling program after he was found arrested for drunk driving.

Later on, he became All-American and two time-Pac 10 conference champion. Covington received his degree in sociology.

Colby Covington Career

He made his professional MMA debut on February 11, 2012, during the  Midtown Throwdown3  against Chris  Ensley and won the bout through a submission hold.

The American MMA athlete made his promotional debut for UFC in 2014, Covington later went to have matches against David Hayes, Jason Jackson, Jose Caceres, Jay Ellis, Anying Wang, Demian Maia, Dong Hyun KimMax Griffin, and several other MMA competitors.

YouTube: Colby Covington Highlights

He went to win matches against above mentioned MMA athletes and lost to Warlley Alves via Submission hold in UFC 194. As of recent matches, he had about against  Rafael dos Anjos for Welterweight championship. He won the bout and the title with a unanimous decision.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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However,  Tyron Woodley was able to defend his Welterweight champion title after defeating Darren Till. At the moment, things between Covington and Woodley are getting pretty heated. Fans are expecting them to face each other on the octagon soon. Covington's next fight is yet to be announced.

Also read: This Is Why Colby Covington Will Be A Bigger Draw Than Darren Till, Find Out Why Should Tyron Woodley Fight Colby Covington?

Colby Covington Personal Life

The American MMA athlete, Colby Covington stands at a height of  5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 77 kg. He has a maximum reach of 72 inches which he uses his maximum efficiency during his matches. When it’s about the personal life of this talented MMA fighter, Covington has kept his life under a low profile.

Furthermore, he has not been involved in any sort of rumors and affairs as he seems to focus more on his MMA career rather be involved in any sort of nuisance and other unnecessary things. Hence, as per our record, he is possibly single and unmarried.

Colby Covington Net Worth

He has earned a fair amount of money throughout his professional career as an MMA athlete. He has an estimated net worth of $2 million. His wins have fetched him a good sum of fortune.

Also Read: Age 30, American Mixed Martial Artist Colby Covington Doing Good in His Career Has Growing Net Worth

He has earned around $759,000. His initial earning from UFC was around $20,000 and since then his earning has increased as his wins increase match after match. According to the report, he received $380,000  in about against Rafael dos Anjos


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