Colby Covington vs Robbie Lawler UFC Point Spread Picks - 8/3/2019
Colby Covington vs Robbie Lawler
UFC on ESPN 5
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Colby "Chaos" Covington (14-1-0) will battle Robbie "Ruthless" Lawler (28-13-0) at UFC on ESPN 5 in Prudential Center on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The opening odds have Covington priced at -123 while Lawler is at +100.
Colby "Chaos" Covington comes into the Octagon with 14 wins and 1 loss. The Fort Lauderdale, FL standout is 31 years old, weighs 170 lbs and measures in at 5'11" inches tall. He has a 72.0" reach and fights in the welterweight division. Covington has a total of 10 fights in the UFC. The last time he walked into the cage, Covington walked away with the victory in the fifth round against Rafael Dos Anjos by unanimous decision. In the welterweight division, he is 21st in strikes with 950 and is 60th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Colby Covington ranks 190th in the UFC and 37th in the welterweight division while landing 55.4% of the shots he attempts. He also has a total of 48 takedowns which ranks 10th in the UFC and 3rd in the welterweight division. Covington completes 51.1% of his takedown attempts which ranks 109th in the UFC and 21st in the division. He ranks 32nd in the division and 123rd in the UFC for significant strikes with 417. Of those significant strikes, 276 of them were directed at the head while 57 of them were aimed at the body which ranks 31st and 38th respectively in the division.
At UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida, he walked away with the victory via unanimous decision in the third round when he fought Demian Maia. Prior to that, Covington walked away with the victory in the third round when he fought Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia by unanimous decision.
Walking into the Octagon for this fight, Robbie "Ruthless" Lawler has a total of 28 wins and 13 losses. The 37-year-old hailing from Coconut Creek, FL measures 5'11" inches tall and weighs 170 lbs. The American Top Team fighter competes in the welterweight division and has a 74.0" reach. He has racked up a total of 20 fights in the UFC. Robbie Lawler was defeated by unanimous decision when he faced Ben Askren in his most recent fight at UFC 235: Woodley vs. Usman. With regard to strikes, Lawler is 30th out of all fighters in the UFC and 11th of all athletes in the division with 1,224.
With regard to strike accuracy, he is while connecting on 51.1% of the strikes he throws which has him sitting at 56th in the welterweight division and 279th among fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In addition, Lawler is ranked 27th in the welterweight division and 105th among fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship with a total of 16 takedowns. Ranked 5th of all athletes in the division and 28th among fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Lawler finishes 76.2% of his takedown tries. With 984 significant strikes, he is ranked 16th among fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 3rd of all athletes in the division. Lawler is ranked 7th of all athletes in the division for significant strikes pointed at the midsection with 198 and 2nd for significant strikes aimed at the head with 751. At UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs. Dos Anjos, he was defeated via unanimous decision in the 5th round when he faced Rafael Dos Anjos. Prior to that, Lawler came away with the victory in round 3 when he faced Donald Cerrone at UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 by unanimous decision.
When dissecting the fight between Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler, you will want to know how these two fighters stack up to one another. Colby Covington is consistently landing more punches, while landing 55.4% of his punches which tells us Robbie Lawler is going to want to want to be careful going toe-to-toe. With respect to how they measure up physically, let's start by taking a look at Colby Covington who is 5'11" while the opponent standing across the Octagon stands 5'11". With respect to reach, Covington stretches 72.0" while Lawler measures out at 74.0" meaning Covington will want to make sure he gets inside so Robbie Lawler cannot use his reach. Covington is the younger fighter in this matchup at 31 years of age while Lawler is the elder fighter checking in at 37 years of age. In regard to UFC experience, Covington has 10 fights giving him a disadvantage in experience in the Octagon while Lawler has compiled a total of 20 battles in the Octagon. With respect to overall MMA experience, Covington has 14 wins and 1 defeat while Robbie Lawler has an overall professional fight record of 28 wins and 13 defeats.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Colby Covington (-123)
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