UFC 272: Will Colby Covington Versus Jorge Masvidal Be for the BMF Belt?

Published 03/01/2022, 6:12 AM EST

UFC 272 is just days away. Combat sports fans want to see a series of spectacular fights this weekend. The upcoming event is expected to be nothing less than a war in the octagon.

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Former friends Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal will headline the event. Their grudge fight will be one of the biggest bouts this year, and it isn’t even for a title. Both the fighters have fought Kamaru Usman and were unsuccessful in securing the undisputed welterweight belt. So a fight against each other makes sense. Plus, their rivalry makes the fight much bigger.

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Who will fight at UFC 272?

Covington and Masvidal will, of course, be seen clashing. Apart from them, Rafael Fiziev and Rafael dos Anjos too were on the card. However, because of medical condition, Fiziev is out. Islam Makhachev has volunteered to step in as a replacement. So it would be interesting to see if this materializes.

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington battles Robbie Lawler in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Edson Barboza will clash with Bryce Mitchell for a featherweight bout. Kevin Holland will face Alex Oliveira and Serghei Spivac will fight Greg Hardy. All these athletes will fight on the main card.

Where will UFC 272 be held?

The PPV event takes place on March 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal have fought there before.

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How much will UFC 272 tickets cost?

With a recent hike in UFC ticket rates, one may wonder how much UFC 272 tickets would cost. The price of the ticket depends on where the seat is and which fight one wishes to watch.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Jorge Masvidal prepares to fight Kamaru Usman in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

According to ‘Ticket Smarter‘ the Colby Covington versus Jorge Masvidal bout tickets could range from $185 to $4778.

Will UFC 272 be for the BMF belt?

Masvidal and Nate Diaz clashed at UFC 244. That’s when the promotion introduced the new ‘BMF’ belt; for the ‘baddest moth******er’ in the game. ‘Gamebred’ won the fight and earned the BMF title.

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When Covington versus Masvidal was announced, many wondered whether the bout would be for this new title. However, as reported by ‘Bleacher Reporter‘, the BMF title is not on the line. After all, this matchup needs no title to be explosive. Their bad blood and shared history are all it takes for a war in the ring!

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What are your predictions for Colby Covington versus Jorge Masvidal? Let us know in the comments.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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