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UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley: Post-Fight Quotes from the event

LockerRoom Team
20 September 2020

UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley aired live from the Apex Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, September 20. The main event saw Colby Covington secure a dominant win over Tyron Woodley when the fight between Donald Cerrone and Niko Price in the main event ended in a majority draw.

If you missed our earlier coverage, below are the results:

Performances of the Night:

  • Khamzat Chimaev
  • Mackenzie Dern
  • Damon Jackson
  • Randy Costa

Main Card

  • Colby Covington defeated Tyron Woodley via fifth-round TKO
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price resulted in a majority draw
  • Khamzat Chimaev defeated Gerald Meerschaert via first-round KO
  • Johnny Walker defeated Ryan Spann via first-round KO
  • Mackenzie Dern defeated Randa Markos via first-round submission
  • Kevin Holland defeated Darren Stewart via split decision


  • David Dvorak defeated Jordan Espinosa via unanimous decision
  • Damon Jackson defeated Mirsad Bektic via third-round submission
  • Mayra Bueno Silva defeated Mara Romero Borella via first-round submission
  • Jessica-Rose Clark defeated Sarah Alpar via third-round TKO
  • Darrick Minner defeated TJ Laramie via first-round submission
  • Randy Costa defeated Journey Newson via first-round KO
  • Andre Ewell defeated Irwin Rivera via split decision
  • Tyson Nam defeated Jerome Rivera via second-round TKO

Post-Fight Quotes:

Colby Covington:

I want to dedicate this fight to all the first responders and all the military. This world would not be safe without you guys. ‘Marty Fake News-man’ and ‘Street Judas’, we’ve got unfinished business. There’s nowhere to run and there’s nowhere to hide. I’m coming for you. You’re next.

Khamzat Chimaev

It’s been crazy. People come to me and take pictures. But I did my hard work in the gym—always. Now living close to the gym, I go from my home to the gym and back. When I go to the streets, people come to speak with me. I love people have respect for this sport.

If you win and fight like that, everybody loves you. I’ve got to keep going and smash people. I never have pressure before the fights. I’ve done this all my life. Now I am a professional fighter. I was ready for a first-round finish, but if I couldn’t finish him in the first round I would make him tired and in the second round choke him out. I’m ready for everybody

Johny Walker:

It went quickly. This division is tough. Anything can happen to change the fight. Anyone has a chance to win. So the tougher guy is going to win. This happened. It’s good to be back. I know I’m coming from two losses, but I know my potential. I know what I can do. I’m happy with this result, but not really happy because the guy hit me so hard. Next one I’m going to try and not get hit.

(I want to fight) as soon as possible. I can replace any fighters. I’m going to be in Vegas for a few more months. Any fight needs a replacement, I’m here. I train now in Ireland and feel at home there. My girlfriend is from there, as well. I want to live with her. I want to stay somewhere, because I want to be consistent. I want to give time for the coaches to help me get better. One day a coach knows and I keep jumping to another gym. It’s no good.

Mackenzie Dern:

I think Jiu-Jitsu is the hardest part for my game to get better, but with the striking I can see the improvement. When I was competing in Jiu-Jitsu and doing MMA, I felt my Jiu-Jitsu was at the best level because I was competing with the best black belts. Now that I’m not active in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments it’s kind of hard to keep that Jiu-Jitsu evolving. I think having my hands be dangerous is what’s making my submissions so clean. If people think about my standup, the submissions come way easier. I started Jiu-Jitsu when I was three years old, so the girls are going to have to do a lot of Jiu-Jitsu to get to the same (level).

When I was on the ground, it was almost like being in a Jiu-Jitsu tournament. I threw maybe five or six punches in the whole fight. It was my home, so it definitely felt kind of easy on the ground. The standup is always dangerous. Being a mother has changed how I am as a fighter because I’m more focused. I’ve never been more focused than I am now. I hope everyone can see that and how much I’m taking this seriously. My weight cut is better than ever and I’m feeling stronger. I feel more aggressive.

I’m not just paying for me, I have a daughter to take care of. I have to show her how to be professional. I was living like a girl who had a fighter life, but now I’m a fighter who happens to be a mom and wife. I’ve tried to give her the best life and be the best role model as possible

Kevin Holland:

The past few weeks, everything’s been fantastic. I can’t complain. The only thing I can complain about is not getting a finish. Hats off to Stewart for going out there and giving me a tough fight.

We were throwing hard, but my face is pretty tough and his face is pretty tough. Our fists just aren’t as tough as our faces, so we just kept going. He started using his elbows at the end and cut me open. If he didn’t cut me open, we could have run our rematch sooner.

Thanks for giving me some time to go home and work on some things. I’m not like most guys. Most guys get a decision and are like, ‘I did it!’ Squeaking by is never good enough for my family. That goes for all the kids at home. If you think you’re going to squeak by, you better bring your grades up at the end of the year.

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