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UFC 245 Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 12/14/2019 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC 244 Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 12-14-2019 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC 245 Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 12/14/2019 – UFC 245 will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and many titles will be on the line this Saturday, December 14. Headlining the event will be Welterweight champion Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman putting his title on the line against rising star Colby “Chaos” Covington. Both fighters own a 15-1 professional fighting record and UFC Vegas Odds see the reigning champion taking this victory. This bout can be seen via Pay Per View and streaming is available at UFC Fight Pass.

UFC 245 Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 12/14/2019

When: Saturday, December 14, 6:30 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: Fight Pass

UFC 245 Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 12/14/2019 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Kamaru Usman -185 Colby Covington +150

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Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Osman is a Nigerian Welterweight fighter living in the United States and he is fighting out of Hard Knocks 365 stable. His last known defeat was recorded way back in 2013 and since then, Usman forgot how to lose winning 14 straight and his tenth in the UFC. His last four bouts went to the scorers’ cards with him winning on all the eyes of the judges. Osman is a technical fighter and 80% of his fights in the UFC went to the scorers’ cards and he is expected to do the same with Colby Covington. Osman took down big names such as Tyron Woodley, Rafael dos Anjos and Damian Maia. Against Covington, he is expected to do the same and approach the fight technically with every move precise and calculated.

Colby Covington

Ever since losing to Warlley Alves back in 2015, Colby Covington went on a seven-match winning streak. His last match was with Robbie Lawler and it won via Unanimous Decision. He also took wins over Rafael dos Anjos and Damian Maia and his track record earned him a title shot against Usman. The past five bouts of Covington has gone to the scorers’ cards with him winning each judge every match. Covington is more known as a submission specialist, but he can also sneak in his punches like what he did with Max Griffin. In order to bring down Osman, Covington needs to be smart as his opponent is a very technical fighter. “Chaos” will be in the toughest match of his life.

Usman vs Colby Betting Numbers

Record 15-1-0 15-1-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country USA USA
Height 6’0″ 5’11”
Weight 170 lbs 170 lbs
Reach 76 72
Win by KO/TKO 40% 13%
Win by Submission 7% 5%
Decisions 53% 8%
Strikes landed per minute 4.20 3.90
Striking accuracy 54% 37%
Striking absorbed per minute 1.60 2.35
Striking defense 57% 53%
Takedown average 3.96 5.69
Takedown accuracy 50% 51%
Takedown defense 100% 78%
Submission average 0.20 0.20

Usman vs Covington Betting Picks

This is a fight that true MMA fans dream about. Two technical fighters with similar records taking their skills in the octagon. This should be close and expect the match to go to the judges once again. But with the track record, it looks like Osman has the upper hand and will most probably win the judges again according to Online Sportsbook and have him at -333. Covington, on the other hand, is at +257.