Leon Edwards competed in BAMMA and went 5-0 while picking up all five victories. He won the welterweight championship by defeating Wayne Murrie, and he then successfully defended it against Shaun Taylor.
After that, he competed in the UFC for the first time in 2014 against Claudio Silva but lost on a split decision.
Edwards won two more contests by unanimous decision against Pawel Pawlak and Dominic Waters after defeating Seth Baczynski via knockout. He was defeated by Kamaru Usman in the UFC by a unanimous decision for the second fight.
After that, Edwards overcame Bryan Barberena, Vicente Luque, Albert Tumenov, and four other opponents in a row before knocking out Peter Sobotta in the third round.
Donald Cerrone was decisively defeated by Edwards in 2018 by a unanimous vote. He defeated Gunnar Nelson in his next fight by a split decision, but Jorge Masvidal attacked him behind the scenes.
Later, in the main event of UFC on ESPN 4, Edwards won by unanimous decision over Rafael dos Anjos.
The fight between Tyron Woodley and Edwards was scheduled for March 21, 2020, however, Edwards had to postpone because of COVID-19 rules.
Leon Edwards Family
Leon Edwards has a sister and a brother named Fabian Edwards, both of whom compete professionally in mixed martial arts for Bellator MMA. Jayon Edwards is the only child of Leon Edwards.
Leon Edwards Weight
Leon Edwards weighs 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Leon Edwards Education
There isn’t any data about Leon Edwards’ education.
Leon Edwards Record
|24 matches||20 wins||3 losses|
Leon Edwards Loss
Leon Edwards has 3 losses in his career.
Leon Edwards Instagram
Leon Edwards’ Instagram handle is @leonedwardsmma
Leon Edwards’ Next Fight
On March 18, 2023, Leon Edwards will compete against Kamaru Usman for the third time in his career. The O2 Arena in London will host UFC 286’s main event. In the final fight of their trilogy against Edwards, Kamaru Usman will have the chance to reclaim the UFC welterweight championship.