Covington wins main event: Area fans support controversial Springfield fighter

RON HARTMAN/CHRONICLE PHOTO - Josh Bendix (green jacket) and Drew Drake (brown vest) goof around between rounds of Saturday night's UFC main event featuring Springfield's Colby Covington.

EUGENE – The world got to see the many sides of Springfield’s Colby Covington during Saturday night’s UFC grudge match in Las Vegas against his former best friend and teammate, Jorge Masvidal. 

The former Thurston High School wrestler and football player demonstrated why he is known as one of mixed-martial arts’ premier wrestlers as he dominated Masvidal from the get-go . . .