Leon Edwards, the welterweight champion, is set to return to the UFC octagon before the end of the year. Find out about his potential opponent, upcoming events, and more.
Leon Edwards, the second British champion in UFC history, is set to make his return to the octagon before the end of the year, according to UFC president Dana White. Edwards, who currently holds the welterweight title, has been out of action since his rematch with Kamaru Usman in March. White revealed in an exclusive interview with TNT Sports that Edwards could potentially defend his title at UFC 295.
Edwards’ Championship Win
In August 2022, Edwards made history by defeating Kamaru Usman to become the second British UFC champion. The 31-year-old fighter successfully defended his title in the rematch at UFC London. However, he has not competed since then, leaving fans eagerly awaiting his return.
White mentioned that Colby Covington is the most likely opponent for Edwards in his second title defense. Covington is a formidable fighter and a matchup between him and Edwards would surely be an exciting one for fans.
Return Date and Possible Events
While the exact date of Edwards’ return is yet to be confirmed, White expressed his hope that the fighter will be ready to compete before the end of the year. He even suggested the possibility of Edwards fighting on the undercard of the highly anticipated Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic matchup at UFC 295. Another option being considered is UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi.
Edwards’ Impressive Record
Edwards has established himself as one of the most dominant fighters in the sport, boasting an impressive 11-fight win streak. The Birmingham-born fighter, who moved to the UK from Jamaica at a young age, has proven himself to be a force to be reckoned with in the welterweight division.
Exciting Future for UFC
With UFC approaching its 30th anniversary and the highly anticipated UFC 300 on the horizon, fans can expect to witness some incredible action. White expressed his excitement for the upcoming fights and stated that the events leading up to UFC 300 will shape the card for the milestone event.
UFC London at The O2 Arena will be the first major live event on TNT Sports in the UK, featuring Tom Aspinall and Marcin Tybura as the headliners. As the sport continues to grow, fans can look forward to more thrilling fights and memorable moments.
- Leon Edwards is set to make his return to the UFC octagon before the end of the year.
- He became the second British champion in UFC history by defeating Kamaru Usman.
- Edwards’ potential opponent for his second title defense is Colby Covington.
- The exact date of his return is yet to be confirmed, but he could potentially fight at UFC 295 or UFC 294 .
- Edwards has an impressive 11-fight win streak and is considered one of the top fighters in the welterweight division.
- UFC is approaching its 30th anniversary, and fans can expect exciting events leading up to UFC 300.