Covington vs Masvidal to headline UFC 272

The main event of the UFC 272 tournament will be a fight between the Americans Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal. The event will take place on March 5th.

Hunter Campbell, chief business officer of the UFC, announced this to ESPN. The contract has not yet been signed, but the deal is close to completion.

In early November, the 33-year-old Covington lost to Kamar Usman via unanimous decision at UFC 268 in New York. He has 16 wins and 3 losses in MMA.

In turn, 37-year-old Masvidal was knocked out by Usman in April at UFC 261. This defeat was his 15th in his career. He also has 35 wins.