Colby Covington vs Robbie Lawler Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC on ESPN 5 Tips
July 31, 2019
On Saturday, August 3rd, the Prudential Centre in New Jersey will play host to UFC on ESPN 5, where ‘Chaos’ Colby Covington (14-1-0) will take on former Welterweight Champion, ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler (28-13-0), in a grudge match sure to provide a violent spectacle.
Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler were once teammates at American Top Team. Since Lawler left to join another team, Covington feels vengeful and the outspoken 31-year-old is using this narrative during the build up to this fight, where he bids to cement his position as the number one contender in the 170lb division.
Covington was really impressive when we last saw him secure a five round decision victory over Rafael Dos Anjos last June. Despite being inactive since, he still have a fairly fresh record and room to improve his game.
This main event match up looks very close on paper, but ultimately it will come down to who can push the pace further than the other and Convington’s pressure could be the deciding factor.
Colby Covington vs Robbie Lawler Betting Lines & Tips
Robbie Lawler lost out to Ben Askren last time up and although we know he will come prepared and bring the fire, Covington’s speed and stamina could give him an edge here, so he is taken as a confident betting prediction to win the main event.
UFC betting odds of -243 (1.43) over at Sports Interaction look quite short for Covington but he has every incentive to make a real statement here on his return to the UFC Octagon. With the world watching and given the gym he fights for and the history between these two, “Chaos” Covington is likely to get the job done.
The former Champion Robbie Lawler is trading at UFC betting odds of +200 (3.00) with bet365. This will surprise a few people, because Covington has been inactive since June of last year and despite his advancing years, Lawler is still one of the most dangerous and determined men in the division.
UFC Betting Tip: Colby Covington to beat Robbie Lawler at -243 (1.43) at Sports Interaction