Leon Edwards Next Fight

Last Modified Dec 17, 2023 11:26 GMT
UFC 286: Edwards v Usman 3
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English mixed martial artist Leon Edwards, was born in Jamaica on August 25, 1991. He is the current UFC Welterweight Champion and competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).


Leon Edwards scripted a fabulous victory in his favor at UFC 278 when he knocked out the then-welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman in the closing moments of the fifth round of the bout. After being outworked for the majority of the fight, he managed to find the opening to deliver a vicious head-kick KO with just a minute to go in the final round to become the new welterweight champion of the UFC.


Leon Edwards returned to action at UFC 286 in a rematch with Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title. The duo had fought twice before this showdown and were evenly poised before entering the bout. Edwards successfully defended his championship by beating the former champion, Kamaru Usman, by a unanimous decision. Leon Edwards faced Colby Covington at UFC 296 on December 16, 2023, in a welterweight title bout and defended his championship successfully by defeating him via unanimous decision.


Leon Edwards Next Fight - Opponent, Date, Location


Leon Edwards is not booked for a bout as of now and his next fight is not decided yet.

Leon Edwards Record


Leon Edwards holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 22 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no-contest to his name.


Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Win22-3-1Colby CovingtonDecision (unanimous)UFC 296December 16, 202355:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesDefended the UFC Welterweight Championship
Win21–3 (1)Kamaru UsmanDecision (majority)UFC 28618-Mar-2355:00London, EnglandDefended the UFC Welterweight Championship. Edwards was deducted one point in round 3 due to grabbing the fence.
Win20–3 (1)Kamaru UsmanKO (head kick)UFC 27820-Aug-2254:04Salt Lake City, Utah, United StatesWon the UFC Welterweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win19–3 (1)Nate DiazDecision (unanimous)UFC 26312-Jun-2155:00Glendale, Arizona, United States
NC18–3 (1)Belal MuhammadNC (accidental eye poke)UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad13-Mar-2120:18Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesAccidental eye poke rendered Muhammad unable to continue.
Win18–3Rafael dos AnjosDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards20-Jul-1955:00San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win17–3Gunnar NelsonDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal16-Mar-1935:00London, England
Win16–3Donald CerroneDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards23-Jun-1855:00Kallang, Singapore
Win15–3Peter SobottaTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov17-Mar-1834:59London, England
Win14–3Bryan BarberenaDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve02-Sep-1735:00Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win13–3Vicente LuqueDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson18-Mar-1735:00London, England
Win12–3Albert TumenovSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 20408-Oct-1633:01Manchester, England
Win11–3Dominic WatersDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski08-May-1635:00Rotterdam, Netherlands
Loss10–3Kamaru UsmanDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 219-Dec-1535:00Orlando, Florida, United States
Win10–2Pawel PawlakDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites18-Jul-1535:00Glasgow, Scotland
Win9–2Seth BaczynskiKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 211-Apr-1510:08Kraków, PolandPerformance of the Night.
Loss8–2Cláudio SilvaDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux08-Nov-1435:00Uberlândia, Brazil
Win8–1Shaun TaylorKO (punch)BAMMA 1613-Sep-1433:30Manchester, EnglandDefended the BAMMA Welterweight Championship.
Win7–1Wayne MurrieSubmission (rear-naked choke)BAMMA 1505-May-1433:13London, EnglandWon the BAMMA Welterweight Championship.
Win6–1Wendle LewisKO (punches)BAMMA 1414-Dec-1311:20Birmingham, England
Win5–1Adam BoussifSubmission (arm-triangle choke)BAMMA 1313-Sep-1312:10Birmingham, England
Win4–1Jonathan BiltonTKO (knees)BAMMA 1101-Dec-1221:11Birmingham, England
Win3–1Craig WhiteTechnical DecisionSAH 14: Strength And Honour 1403-Nov-1225:00Exeter, England
Loss2–1Delroy McDowellDQ (illegal knee)Fight UK MMA: Fight UK 625-Feb-1232:40Leicester, EnglandReturn to Welterweight.
Win2–0Pawel ZwiefkaDecision (unanimous)Fight UK MMA: Fight UK 519-Nov-1135:00Leicester, EnglandMiddleweight debut.
Win1–0Damian ZlotnickiTKO (punches)Fight UK MMA: Fight UK 405-Jun-1112:15Leicester, EnglandWelterweight debut.


Colby Covington Record


Colby Covington has a professional record of 17 wins and 4 losses in his professional mixed martial arts career.


Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss17-4Leon EdwardsDecision (unanimous)UFC 296December 16, 202355:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesFor the UFC Welterweight Championship
Win17–3Jorge MasvidalDecision (unanimous)UFC 272March 5, 202255:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesFight of the Night.
Loss16–3Kamaru UsmanDecision (unanimous)UFC 268November 6, 202155:00New York City, New York, United States
For the UFC Welterweight Championship.
Win16–2Tyron WoodleyTKO (rib injury)UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. WoodleySeptember 19, 202051:19
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss15–2Kamaru UsmanTKO (punches)UFC 245December 14, 201954:10Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
For the UFC Welterweight Championship. Fight of the Night.
Win15–1Robbie LawlerDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. LawlerAugust 3, 201955:00
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win14–1Rafael dos AnjosDecision (unanimous)UFC 225June 9, 201855:00Chicago, Illinois, United States
Won the interim UFC Welterweight Championship. Later stripped of the title due to injury.
Win13–1Demian MaiaDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. MachidaOctober 28, 201735:00São Paulo, Brazil
Win12–1Dong Hyun KimDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. CorreiaJune 17, 201735:00
Kallang, Singapore
Win11–1Bryan BarberenaDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. WatersonDecember 17, 201635:00
Sacramento, California, United States
Win10–1Max GriffinTKO (punches)UFC 202August 20, 201632:18
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win9–1Jonathan MeunierSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. ThompsonJune 18, 201630:54
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Loss8–1Warlley AlvesSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC 194December 12, 201511:26
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win8–0Mike PyleDecision (unanimous)UFC 187May 23, 201535:00
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win7–0Wagner SilvaSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint PreuxNovember 8, 201433:26
Uberlândia, Brazil
Win6–0Wang AnyingTKO (submission to punches)UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. LeAugust 23, 201414:50
Macau, SAR, China
Win5–0Jay EllisSubmission (arm-triangle choke)Absolute Fighting Championship 21: The ReturnMay 16, 201412:49
Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win4–0Jose CaceresDecision (unanimous)Championship Fighting Alliance 12October 12, 201335:00
Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Win3–0Jason JacksonDecision (unanimous)Fight Time 10: It's PersonalJune 22, 201235:00
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win2–0David HayesSubmission (arm-triangle choke)Fight Time 9: MMA ExplosionApril 27, 201221:42
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win1–0Chris EnsleyTKO (submission to knee injury)Midtown Throwdown 3February 11, 201211:21Eugene, Oregon, United StatesWelterweight debut.



Leon Edwards Last Fight


In his most recent outing to the octagon, Leon Edwards locked horns with Colby Covington on December 16, 2023, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, USA, at UFC 296. The duo headlined the main event of the pay-per-view event, as the welterweight championship was on the line. This was Leon Edwards' second title defense, whereas his opponent, Colby Covington, was returning to the octagon after March 2022. Edwards retained his championship by beating him via unanimous decision.



*Last Updated On December 16, 2023


FAQs

When will Leon Edwards fight next?

A. His next fight is not decided as of yet.

Who will Leon Edwards face in his upcoming showdown?

A. Leon Edwards' next opponent is not decided yet.

How old is Leon Edwards?

A. He is 32 years old.

How old is Colby Covington?

A. He is 35 years old.

What is the professional MMA record of Leon Edwards?

A. He has a professional MMA record of 22 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no-contest.

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