Taking main event status in ‘Sin City’ — a high stakes welterweight grudge match featuring the #1 ranked former interim titleholder, Colby Covington, and the #6 rated challenger, Jorge Masvidal.
Covington, a former teammate of Masvidal at American Top Team, most recently headlined UFC 268 back in November, suffering a unanimous decision loss to reigning undisputed champion, Kamaru Usman in his second defeat to the Auchi native.
For Masvidal, the two-time title challenger dropped his second career defeat to common-opponent, Usman, most recently finding himself on the receiving end of a stunning one-punch knockout defeat at UFC 261 back in April.
In the night’s co-main event, former lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos draws short notice replacement, Renato Moicano on four days notice in a catchweight pairing at 160lbs.
UFC 272 Results: Covington vs. Masvidal
UFC 272 Main Card Results: (PPV 10 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Colby Covington def. Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-44, 50-45)
Catchweight (160lbs): Rafael dos Anjos def. Renato Moicano via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-44, 50-44)
Featherweight: Bryce Mitchell def. Edson Barboza via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)
Welterweight: Kevin Holland def. Alex Oliveira via second round (0:38) TKO (ground strikes)
Heavyweight: Sergey Spivak def. Greg Hardy via first round (2:16) TKO (ground strikes)
UFC 272 Preliminary Card Results: (ESPN/ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Jalin Turner def. Jamie Mullarkey via second round (0:42) TKO (strikes)
Strawweight: Marina Rodriguez def. Yan Xiaonan via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Light Heavyweight: Nicolae Negumereanu def. Kennedy Nzechukwu via split decision (27-29, 29-27, 29-27)
Flyweight: Maryna Moroz def. Mariya Agapova via second round (3:27) submission (arm-triangle)
UFC 272 Early Preliminary Card Results: (ESPN+/ UFC Fight Pass 6 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Umar Nurmagomedov def. Brian Kelleher via first round (3:15) submission (rear-naked choke)
Flyweight: Tim Elliott def. Tagir Ulanbekov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight: L’udovit Klein def. Devonte Smith via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Light Heavyweight: Dustin Jacoby def. Michal Oleksiejczuk via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)