LAS VEGAS – Two fights removed from the first defeat of his professional career, Colby Covington fought Max Griffin like a man with something to prove. His message was delivered loud and clear as he scored numerous takedowns and punished Griffin on the mat for a third-round TKO. The welterweight bout was part of today’s UFC 202 early prelims at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass prior to additional bouts on FS1 and pay-per-view. Covington (10-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) responded to early aggression from Griffin (12-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) with body kicks to establish some degree of distance. Griffin’s aggression allowed Covington to drive through a single-leg takedown and put the fight on the mat.
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