UFC 272 comes to you live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, March 5th. While no titles are on the line at the PPV, it will set up future matches and the 13 scheduled fights should still be a lot of fun to watch.
The main event of the PPV is a welterweight matchup between #1 Colby Covington and #6 Jorge Masvidal. The main card will start around 10:00 p.m. ET and the main event is tentatively scheduled for 12:15 a.m., but that is subject to change depending on the timing of the undercard.
Here is the complete card listed below with odds from DraftKings Sportsbook, and we’ll be updating all night long with some commentary as well as video, stats, and analysis after each bout is over.
No. 1 Colby Covington vs. No. 6 Jorge Masvidal, Welterweight
Colby Covington wins by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-44, 50-45)
It really felt like each fighter played their game, but the bout fell short of the hype. Covington was competing in strike fest 2022 while Masvidal was more laid back and was waiting to strike like a coiled snake. Unfortunately for him, that strike never came. Covington had six takedowns and was able to have 16:14 of control compared to Masvidal’s :21. Not the match fans were hoping for to cap off the PPV, but Covington should have a date with Kamaru Usman soon.
Colby Covington: -335
Jorge Masvidal: +260
Colby Covington by KO/TKO/DQ: +350
Colby Covington by Submission: +800
Colby Covington by Decision: -125
Jorge Masvidal by KO/TKO/DQ: +400
Jorge Masvidal by Submission: +2500
Jorge Masvidal by Decision: +1000
No. 6 Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Renato Moicano, Catchweight
Rafael Dos Anjos wins by unanimous decision (50-44, 49-44, 49-45)
Moicano was fighting on short rest so it is a small victory that he even was able to go the distance in this fight. Dos Anjos threw over 300 strikes with 137 of his 179 landed strikes being significant. Moicano only had :30 of control in the fight compared to Dos Anjos’ 13:22.
Rafael Dos Anjos: -160
Renato Moicano: +140
Rafael Dos Anjos by KO/TKO/DQ: +275
Rafael Dos Anjos by Submission: +350
Rafael Dos Anjos by Decision: +225
Renato Moicano by KO/TKO/DQ: +1000
Renato Moicano by Submission: +500
Renato Moicano by Decision: +400
No. 10 Edson Barboza vs. No. 11 Bryce Mitchell, Featherweight
Bryce Mitchell won by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)
Barboza was only credited with landing 23 strikes over the course of the three-round bout. Mitchell, on the other hand, landed 182 of his 209 total strikes. Mitchell was able to convert all four of his takedown attempts. The win moves him to a 15-1 record while Barboza falls to 22-11.
Edson Barboza: +135
Bryce Mitchell: -155
Edson Barboza by KO/TKO/DQ: +330
Edson Barboza by Submission: +2000
Edson Barboza by Decision: +350
Bryce Mitchell by KO/TKO/DQ: +900
Bryce Mitchell by Submission: +200
Bryce Mitchell by Decision: +240
No. 14 Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira, Welterweight
Kevin Holland won by TKO 0:38 into the second round.
Kevin Holland: -400
Alex Oliveira: +300
Kevin Holland by KO/TKO/DQ: +110
Kevin Holland by Submission: +600
Kevin Holland by Decision: +240
Alex Oliveira by KO/TKO/DQ: +1200
Alex Oliveira by Submission: +1400
Alex Oliveira by Decision: +500
Serghei Spivac vs. Greg Hardy, Heavyweight
Serghei Spivac wins by knockout 2:43 into the first round
Greg Hardy was only able to land seven strikes before Spivac took the victory. Serghei pulled off three successful takedowns in under three minutes of action. The third proved to be the one that counted as his ground and pound game quickly brought the fight to a halt.
Serghei Spivac: -195
Greg Hardy: +165
Serghei Spivac by KO/TKO/DQ: +275
Serghei Spivac by Submission: +300
Serghei Spivac by Decision: +275
Greg Hardy by KO/TKO/DQ: +300
Greg Hardy by Submission: +2500
Greg Hardy by Decision: +650
Jalin Turner vs. Jamie Mullarkey, Lightweight
Jalin Turner wins by knockout 0:46 into the second round
Turner has won four fights in a row and all of them have come by a stoppage. Turner busted open Mullarkey in the first round with some big kicks and heavy hooks. Mullarkey rallied for a takedown in the first round. It was all Turner in the brief second round as he easily put away Mullarkey. Turner landed 57 strikes and 56 of them were rules significant strikes.
Jalin Turner: -150
Jamie Mullarkey: +130
Jalin Turner by KO/TKO/DQ: +240
Jalin Turner by Submission: +450
Jalin Turner by Decision: +300
Jamie Mullarkey by KO/TKO/DQ: +300
Jamie Mullarkey by Submission: +900
Jamie Mullarkey by Decision: +500
Marina Rodriguez vs. Yan Xiaonan, Women’s Strawweight
Marina Rodriguez wins by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Rodriguez was able to land more total strikes and signature strikes. Xiaonan was able to take down Rodriguez twice and she was fighting cocky in the third round like she had it. Unfortunately, the split didn’t go her way and Rodriguez picked up the win. In the post-fight celebration, she said that she is ready for her title shot.
Marina Rodriguez: -275
Yan Xiaonan: +220
Marina Rodriguez by KO/TKO/DQ: +300
Marina Rodriguez by Submission: +1400
Marina Rodriguez by Decision: -105
Yan Xiaonan by KO/TKO/DQ: +1100
Yan Xiaonan by Submission: +1800
Yan Xiaonan by Decision: +330
Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu, Light Heavyweight
Nicolae Negumereanu wins by split decision (29-27, 27-29, 29-27)
Nzechukwu got in trouble for fingers to the eyes to the point that he had a point deducted in the third round. Negumereanu was able to finish the fight and he had a flurry of fists flying towards the end of the third round. Nzechukwu was all strikes all the time as he didn’t log a second of control and he didn’t attempt a submission or a takedown. Even so, Negumereanu did enough to earn the split decision win.
Nicolae Negumereanu: +120
Kennedy Nzechukwu: -140
Nicolae Negumereanu by KO/TKO/DQ: +350
Nicolae Negumereanu by Submission: +900
Nicolae Negumereanu by Decision: +300
Kennedy Nzechukwu by KO/TKO/DQ: +150
Kennedy Nzechukwu by Submission: +2000
Kennedy Nzechukwu by Decision: +400
Maryna Moroz vs. Mariya Agapova, Women’s Flyweight
Maryna Moroz wins by submission (head and arm choke) at 3:27 in the second round
Moroz was aggressive early and didn’t let Agapova gain any sort of advantage. She dominated the first round and control of the action from the opening bell. Agapova put up a great submission defense in the first round, but she couldn’t pull it off a second time going down to the head and arm choke.
Maryna Moroz: +155
Mariya Agapova: -180
Maryna Moroz by KO/TKO/DQ: +1400
Maryna Moroz by Submission: +1000
Maryna Moroz by Decision: +225
Mariya Agapova by KO/TKO/DQ: +400
Mariya Agapova by Submission: +350
Mariya Agapova by Decision: +175
Early Preliminary Card
Brian Kelleher vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
Umar Nurmagomedov wins by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:15 in the first round.
Nurmagomedov remained undefeated with this submission victory. He has a 14-0 record and seven of them have now been decided by submission. It seemed like it was going to be a good fight and then out of nowhere, Nurmagomedov locked in the submission for the win. Kelleher moves to 24-12 with the loss.
Brian Kelleher: +575
Umar Nurmagomedov: -850
Brian Kelleher by KO/TKO/DQ: +1400
Brian Kelleher by Submission: +1600
Brian Kelleher by Decision: +1400
Umar Nurmagomedov by KO/TKO/DQ: +500
Umar Nurmagomedov by Submission: +175
Umar Nurmagomedov by Decision: +100
No. 13 Tim Elliott vs. No. 15 Tagir Ulanbekov, flyweight
Tim Elliott wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Elliott came out swinging early and got away with some glove holding early in the fight. Ulanbekov was able to maneuver position and go for a rear-naked choke submission, but Elliott escaped and continued his slipperiness throughout the fight. Elliott led in takedowns 3-2 and while he didn’t have as many significant strikes they certainly seemed to have more impact.
Tim Elliott: +195
Tagir Ulanbekov: -240
Tim Elliott by KO/TKO/DQ: +1400
Tim Elliott by Submission: +550
Tim Elliott by Decision: +450
Tagir Ulanbekov by KO/TKO/DQ: +650
Tagir Ulanbekov by Submission: +330
Tagir Ulanbekov by Decision: +120
Devonte Smith vs. Ludovit Klein, Lightweight
Ludovit Klein wins by split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
Klein dominated the control timer with 6:39 of control compared to Smith’s measly :14. Neither of the fighters was able to secure a takedown, so this was strike-a-palooza. Head kicks galore rained in from the jump and it looked like this one was headed for a knockout early. The fighters persevered and Klein was able to endure even fighting on short notice.
Devonte Smith: -155
Ludovit Klein: +135
Devonte Smith by KO/TKO/DQ: +150
Devonte Smith by Submission: +1800
Devonte Smith by Decision: +330
Ludovit Klein by KO/TKO/DQ: +300
Ludovit Klein by Submission: +900
Ludovit Klein by Decision: +500
Dustin Jacoby vs. Michael Oleksiejczuk, Light Heavyweight
Dustin Jacoby wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
While things were pretty even on a significant strikes basis (74 Jacoby, 70 Oleksiejczuk), the 3:14 to :10 in fight control went to the winner and favorite. Jacoby moves to 16-5-1 as an MMA professional, and 5-0-1 in a UFC octagon.
Dustin Jacoby: -180
Michael Oleksiejczuk: +155
Dustin Jacoby by KO/TKO/DQ: +150
Dustin Jacoby by Submission: +1600
Dustin Jacoby by Decision: +225
Michael Oleksiejczuk by KO/TKO/DQ: +400
Michael Oleksiejczuk by Submission: +1400
Michael Oleksiejczuk by Decision: +450
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