The Welterweight Champion of the world, Leon Edwards, is targeted to make the second defense of his title at UFC 291 against Colby Covington, per Justin Barrasso.
This fight takes place in the Welterweight (170 lbs) division.
Leon "Rocky" Edwards holds a professional record of 21-3-1NC (13-2-1NC UFC) and is the reigning Welterweight Champion. He holds notable wins over Kamaru Usman, Nate Diaz, and Rafael Dos Anjos.
Colby "Chaos" Covington is ranked #2 at Welterweight and holds a professional record of 17-3 (12-3 UFC). He holds credible wins over Jorge Masvidal, Tyron Woodley, and Robbie Lawler.
Current Odds: Leon Edwards +165, Colby Covington -190, per BestFightOdds.com as of March 31, 6PM EST.
Leon Edwards is currently enjoying the peak of his career. After a shocking comeback of the year victory against Kamaru Usman to capture the Welterweight title, Edwards had the opportunity to headline inside the 02 Arena, attempting to defeat Usman for the second time in their trilogy bout. "Rocky" would silence the doubt and defend his title via majority decision in a highly competitive contest. Now, he's targeting a quick turnaround, again headlining in England. He'll look to use his incredibly dangerous striking arsenal and earn another highlight knockout in this matchup.
Colby Covington will be looking to capture UFC gold on his third attempt. His two previous attempts were against former Champion Kamaru Usman, where he lost two close matchups. Covington's last bout was a main event pay-per-view against Jorge Masvidal, where he would dominate Masvidal throughout the entire matchup on his way to a unanimous decision victory. Since then, "Chaos" has been silent, apart from rumors surrounding a Khamzat Chimaev super fight. He'll now look to capture the Welterweight title and look to use his heavy pressure-wrestling to secure the victory.
This bout is highly anticipated in the Welterweight division. So who do you have winning this one? As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know your prediction in the comments below.