If you are a MMA fan, you have probably been curious about Covington vs Warlley Alves. This matchup will take place in Las Vegas on May 27, 2017. This will be the first time the two have fought, so you might be wondering what to expect. Here’s a look at the careers of both men. Both men are capable of putting on an impressive show and will be fighting for the title.
Colby Covington choked Warlley Alves in the first round. The Brazilian has never been tapped out during his professional career. Since joining the UFC, Alves has won four consecutive fights. While this may have been a surprising result, Alves has made a career out of dominating opponents. Warlley Alves, who is only 30 years old, will be a key player in this fight.
Both Alves and Covington rank 39th and 36th, respectively. Before joining the UFC, Covington was ranked 338th in the world. Before joining the UFC, Alves fought extensively for Jungle Fight, and was ranked as high as 98th. Covington, meanwhile, was stepping up against Pyle in his last fight. Pyle has the highest quarterly ranking, with nine.
Colby Covington had a 5-0 record when he entered the UFC in 2014. He was matched against Kamaru Uman, one the most difficult welterweights ever in UFC history. Although Covington lost in this match, his record is still impressive. Covington is currently ranked number 1 in the UFC’s welterweight division, having won five consecutive fights.
Colby Covington had another win after his defeat to Tyron Woodley in UFC 185. He beat Mike Pyle unanimously at UFC 186 and earned $39,000 for the victory. He also received a $15K performance bonus in addition to his base pay. Colby Covington defeated Wagner Silva in a recent fight. His third win was a unanimous decision and earned him a $580,000 payday.