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Leon Edwards

20Wins3Losses1No Contest

Win Rate
83 %
Finish Rate
50 %
Decision Win %
82 %
#6 p4p (UFC)
Welterweight Champion (UFC)

Leon Edwards

Age
31
Height
6' 2 (188 cm)
Reach
74 in. (6' 2/188 cm)
Ape-Index
1.000
Stance
Southpaw
Nationality
Jamaica
Main Division
Welterweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Thomas Bracher
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
black_belt
Biography
Edwards was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and lived with his parents and his brother in a one-room house. Growing up, he was surrounded by crime, and his father was involved in what he describes as "questionable activities". Edwards moved to the Aston area of Birmingham, England at age nine, and his father was shot and killed in a nightclub in London when Edwards was thirteen. He was then involved in criminal activity such as drug dealing, street fighting, and knife possession along with his social circle, but was able to get out of his lifestyle at age 17, when his mother got him to join an MMA club.
Fighter Trivia
Leon grew up in Aston, Birmingham, England but is originally from Kingston, Jamaica. He started training mixed martial arts when he was 17. His brother Fabian is also a mixed martial artist for Bellator MMA.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Welterweight Championship (one time, current)
  • UFC: First Jamaican-born champion in UFC history
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Two Times) vs. Seth Baczynski and Kamaru Usman
  • UFC: Sixth-fastest finish in UFC history vs. Seth Baczynski (8 seconds)
  • BAMMA: BAMMA RDX Welterweight Championship (One time, former). One successful title defence
  • BAMMA: One successful title defence
  • BAMMA: One successful title defence
  • MMAjunkie.com: 2022 August Knockout of the Month vs. Kamaru Usman

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Fighter Videos

Fight Night Singapore: Donald Cerrone & Leon Edwards Open Workout Highlights

 

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