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Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler Set For UFC On ESPN 5

June 25, 2019 | Posted by Ashish
Colby Covington

Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler is set for UFC on ESPN 5, which takes place on August 3rd at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Many thought Covington could be in line to face UFC Welterweight Champ Kamaru Usman, but with Usman injured and not expected to fight until November, he’ll now have to get through Lawler first to even be considered for the Usman fight (which still may go to Ben Askren if he can get by Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 on July 6th).

Covington last fought at UFC 225 in June 2018, beating Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC interim Welterweight Title, which he ended up being stripped of because he didn’t fight Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 due to upcoming nasal surgery. Woodley ended up winning the belt by beating Darren Till but went on to lose it to Usman.

Also set for UFC on ESPN 5:

* Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi
* Clay Guida vs. Jim Miller
* Joaquim Silva vs. Nasrat Haqparast
* Jordan Espinosa vs. Matt Schnell
* Lauren Murphy vs. Mara Romero Borella
* Antonina Shevchenko vs. Lucie Pudilova
* Trevin Giles vs. Gerald Meerschaert
* Darko Stosic vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
* Ramazan Emeev vs. Claudio Silva
* Scott Holtzman vs. Dong Hyun Ma