If you don’t know, now you know. Colby Covington is now the official UFC 286 backup fighter for the welterweight title fight. The fighter himself has put the fans out of misery by making weight in the official weigh-ins.
Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards are all set to fight in their trilogy at this weekend’s pay-per-view event. The two are going to fight with the welterweight title at stake after their thrilling last meeting. The promotion which is usually quick to let the fans know who the backup fighters for title fights are, refrained from doing so, this time.
For someone who always packs a noise with his arrival, Colby Covington and the promotion managed to keep this news lowkey. “Chaos” earlier today weighed in as the backup fighter and is all set to take his chance with a third shot at the title.
The fighter weighed in at exactly a championship weight of 170 pounds. If one of the headliners falls out, Covington will be there to rock the 02 Arena with packed fans in London.
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Fans react to Colby Covington weighing in as UFC 286 backup fighter
Covington is coming off two back-to-back title fight defeats to Kamaru Usman and a win against Jorge Masvidal in his last fight. The fighter now was called out by Shavkat Rakhmonov, Belal Muhammad, Gilbert Burns, and Khamzat Chimaev from the top of the welterweight division.
With no news of the fighter returning, fans surely were shocked to see the fighter jump on the scale at UFC 286. Fans went crazy on Twitter when they got to know Covington was the backup fighter.
COLBY?! pic.twitter.com/ohLVQwmxcS— 🌴ᴛʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴏꜰᴡᴀʀ🌴 (@TheArtOfWar6) March 17, 2023
Colby in England??? pic.twitter.com/YMpP2o4uiR— Jimbo J (@Jimbo_J_) March 17, 2023
March 17, 2023
Nobody has worked the system more then Colby Covington— Creider (@Cdelmar8Cdelmar) March 17, 2023
Bro made weight just to either get dog walked or not fight at all— 🦉Max👃🏴 (@ElHijoDeMax) March 17, 2023
March 17, 2023
Showed up like Disney channel cameo 😭😭— Jet 🇳🇿 (@BedHead_Riddell) March 17, 2023
Bro just spawned— Noro (@Cfcnoro1) March 17, 2023
Uncle chael is gonna love this, loves a back up fighter.. Outta nowhere like a wrestling hardcore match 😂.— DrRob 🕶️ (@wookieeMD) March 17, 2023
Colby “Chaos” Covington sure does bring quite a lot of excitement among the MMA fanbase. You never what’s in store with the former interim champion on the card. Fans are highly anticipating the return of Covington.
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