Colby Covington, the former interim UFC welterweight champion is ready to take on Robbie Lawler to reach the title fight. Covington finally has a shot at the undisputed welterweight title and he needs to clear the Lawler hurdle before that. Earlier, Covington was stripped of his UFC title belt because of his nasal surgery in 2018.
After that, the former champion was firm on only playing for the main UFC title but has settled for this semi-final type of fight. Lawler on the other hand, is kind of having a mixed career after losing a few matches. Here are the details on Covington vs. Lawler UFC fight, ways to live stream and winner predictions.
Venue and Schedule
Covington vs. Lawler fight is scheduled for five rounds as a sort of throwback for both the stars. The UFC fight will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The main fight of Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler will take place on Saturday, August 3 at 3 pm EST. Most of the tickets are already sold for this UFC night and it will a full house game.
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— Dana White (@danawhite) August 2, 2019
How to Live Stream?
Covington vs. Lawler fight will be live-streamed over the ESPN 5 network all over the world. The fight will be aired on ESPN and can also be streamed via the WatchESPN App and website. One can subscribe to ESPN sports package on any of the streaming device like Hulu TV, Vudu, Sling Orange, Youtube TV, PlayStation Vue, etc. to watch the Covington vs. Lawler match live as it happens.
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Covington vs. Lawler: Winner Predictions
As far as the match predictions go, Colby Covington has a much better record than Robbie Lawler. Covington is ranked at No.2 in 170-pound divisions while Lawler stands at No.11 in the welterweight fighters. While Covington has a winning streak since the last 6 matches, Lawler is kind of at one-third victories in his career. Covington vs. Lawler match can have any winner, but if Covington keeps his head calm, he has better chances for a victory.
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— Adrian ArC (@adrian93arce) July 29, 2019