Sports Covington wins UFC interim welterweight title via unanimous decision

08:30  10 june  2018
08:30  10 june  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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event headliner The pairing previously met in July 2017 at UFC 213 with Whittaker winning the vacant interim title via unanimous decisionAn interim UFC Welterweight Championship bout between former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington

Covington won via unanimous decision . Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports. May 23, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Mike Pyle (red gloves) and Colby Covington (blue gloves) fight during their welterweight bout during UFC 187 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

  Covington wins UFC interim welterweight title via unanimous decision © ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP / Getty

Colby Covington captured the UFC interim welterweight title, defeating Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision.

Covington created headlines by telling reporters prior to the fight that he'd take the belt to the White House to visit President Donald Trump. He said that after the commander-in-chief disinvited the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from the traditional visit due to their protests against police brutality and racial inequality.

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"I'm taking this belt to the White House and putting it on Donald Trump’s desk," Covington said after defeating dos Anjos.

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  Covington makes offensive comments comparing himself to Trump Covington makes offensive comments comparing himself to TrumpThe No. 4-ranked welterweight contender, who called Brazilian fans "dirty animals" after his last win, was asked about being an underdog against Rafael dos Anjos in their interim title fight next weekend.

event headliner The pairing previously met in July 2017 at UFC 213 with Whittaker winning the vacant interim title via unanimous decisionAn interim UFC Welterweight Championship bout between former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington

These two fought back on July 8, 2017 for the UFC Interim Middleweight Crown. That fight ended up being a 5 round unanimous decision victory for Handicapping Selection: Robert Whittaker WINS via Unan Decision . Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington – UFC Welterweight Title Fight The

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After the fight, reigning welterweight champion Tyron Woodley tweeted that he's ready to fight Covington, asking UFC president Dana White to set up the bout. Woodley hinted he wants to make his return in August, but no fight has been scheduled yet.

Although the fight was closely contested, Covington dictated the pace from the outset, steering dos Anjos into the cage and neutralizing his ability to strike in open space.

Early in the fourth round dos Anjos came out aggressively, but he couldn't sustain a flurry of punches that briefly threw his opponent off guard.

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20, earning a unanimous decision and the Bellator welterweight crown. That has earned the man known as “Chaos” an interim welterweight title showdown with Rafael dos Anjos. Perhaps even better for Covington , the bout was moved from UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro -- where the American has

A combination of ring rust during Condit’s first fight in 18 months, combined with a smart game plan by opponent Neil Magny , led to a flat performance from the former UFC interim and WEC welterweight champion at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Magny won the welterweight bout via unanimous

Covington moved to 14-1 with the victory, while dos Anjos dropped to 28-10.

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