Leon Edwards is a professional mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC welterweight division. He was born on August 25, 1991, in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Birmingham, England.
Leon Edwards Career
Edwards began his professional MMA career in 2011 and quickly made a name for himself with his impressive striking and grappling skills.
He amassed an impressive record of 8 wins and 1 loss before joining the UFC in 2014.
In his UFC debut, Edwards defeated Seth Baczynski via unanimous decision. He then went on to win his next three fights, including a victory over veteran fighter Donald Cerrone.
Edwards suffered his first UFC loss in 2017 to Kamaru Usman, who is now the UFC welterweight champion.
Since his loss to Usman, Edwards has gone on an impressive eight-fight winning streak. His notable victories during this streak include wins over notable fighters such as Rafael dos Anjos and Gunnar Nelson.
In his most recent fight in March 2021, Edwards faced Belal Muhammad but the fight was declared a no contest due to an accidental eye poke from Edwards.
Edwards is known for his well-rounded skillset and is considered to be one of the top welterweight fighters in the UFC. He has a professional MMA record of 19 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no contest.
He is currently ranked #3 in the UFC welterweight rankings and is widely considered to be a top contender for the welterweight championship.
Leon Edwards Siblings: Meet Fabian Edwards
Leon Edwards has a brother named, Fabian Edwards. Fabian Edwards is an English professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight division of Bellator MMA.
As of 28 June 2022, he is #2 in the Bellator Middleweight Rankings. He is the younger brother of UFC Welterweight Champion Leon Edwards.