After his UFC 225 win over Rafael dos Anjos, new UFC interim welterweight champ Colby Covington has Tyron Woodley up next, and it’s quickly turning into a grudge match. Of course, these days is seems any fight Covington (14-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) books quickly becomes a heated rivalry, but now that Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) will actually be forced to address the challenges coming from “Chaos,” how will the actual fight play out? That’s what we asked our readers and MMAjunkie Radio listeners in this week’s Daily Debate, and perhaps unsurprisingly the results were a little one-sided, to say the least.
Today's #DailyDebate question for @MMAjunkieRadio: With a @UFC title-unification bout likely on deck for champ Tyron Woodley (@TWooodley) and interim titleholder Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA), who wins?— MMAjunkie (@MMAjunkie) June 12, 2018
There’s no question Woodley has the edge in knockout power, boasting several highlight-reel finishes during his illustrious career. Still, four of his last five fights have gone the distance, including three consecutive 25-minute contests. Meanwhile, Covington is known best for his grappling, though fans may finally have an understanding of the grinding pace he sets, as well, following his relentless five-round attack against dos Anjos. Will it be enough to upset Woodley, who will certainly be the betting favorite once odds are released. Fans certainly don’t seem to think so, but could they be missing something, especially when it comes to a polarizing figure such as Covington? Check out the video above as MMAjunkie Radio hosts “Gorgeous” George Garcia and Dan Tom discuss their initial takes on this welterweight title matchup.And for more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out theUFC Rumorssection of the site.MMAjunkie Radio broadcasts Monday-Friday at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casinos Race & Sports Book. The show is hosted by Gorgeous George Garcia, Brian Goze Garcia and Dan Tom. For more information or to download past episodes, go to www.mmajunkie.com/radio.