Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title contender, Colby Covington, will be making his return to combat sports in what’s being called a “high-level grappling match” this March against an opponent and promotion to be named.
That’s according to James Lynch.
Covington has not seen action since his technical knockout loss to Kamaru Usman at the UFC 245 pay-per-view (PPV) event last month in Las Vegas, a defeat that left “Chaos” with a severe jaw injury and a hefty six-month medical suspension.
Upon his return to the Octagon, promotion president Dana White is likely to pair him off against longtime nemesis Tyron Woodley, though a potential Leon Edwards fight overseas could throw a monkey wrench into those plans.
Either way, it’s good to see Covington back on the mats as it appears to be a precursor to his UFC return later this year, where all sorts of 170-pound opportunities await.