No Headliner For Colby Covington, UFC 235 Will Feature Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman In The Main Event

January 7, 2019 by Robert Stewart

"So much for Colby Covington getting the next shot at Tyron Woodley." On 2nd March 2019, Tyron Woodley will defend its UFC welterweight title against Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday.


This obviously means that Colby Covington, who won an interim title last June, lost his spot at the front of the line, although Demian Maia and Rafael dos Anjos were beaten before Usman by Chaos  before Usman.

Why was this happening? Per Helwani, it seems that the UFC was not happy with the fact that Covington was waiting for Woodley and was not fighting another rival. The news was well followed by ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani and he was the first one to Tweet the news on Usman Vs Woodley fight

Woodley (19-3-1) has been the King of 170 lbs since he KO'd Robbie Lawler in July 2016. So far, he has defended his belt four times, most recently submitting Darren Till to the UFC 228 in September which was his first finish since the famous Lawler KO and his first submission win since 2009.

Usman (14-1) has won 13 straight fights, including the above dos Anjos win in November. He also besieged Demian Maia by decision at UFC Chile in May.

"The Nigerian Nightmare" won seven of his nine UFC bouts by decision and demonstrated during his last two battles that his cardio can carry him in the " championship rounds. "

UFC 235 is expected to feature light heavyweight champion Jon Jones against Anthony Smith, in its co-main event.

It would have been a great fight to watch, as Colby and T-Wood don't seem to like each other for fact and both are stylistically similar fighters who are both the product of the same Gym. As Colby is an outspoken fighter and people want to see him face the Welterweight King Tyron Woodley but before that, Woodley would have to face the Nigerian Nightmare.