Leon Edwards is a professional MMA fighter. He is associated with the “Ultimate Fighting Championship” (UFC) in the category of “Welterweight.” He has professionally fought in the MMA scenario since 2011. Leon also competed in the “BAMMA.” He has even won the “BAMMA Welterweight Championship.” His ranking in the “UFC Welterweight Rankings” is number 3 as of the 28th October 2020.
|Full Name||Leon Edwards|
|Date Of Birth||August 25, 1991|
|Birth Place||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Net Worth||USD $5 million|
Early Life, and BIrthplace
The birthplace of Leon is Kingston, Jamaica. She came into the world on August 25, 1991. He used to live with his father and brother in a small house. The house only had one room. His father was involved in illegal activities. Leon shifted to Aston when he was only nine years old. Leon was fourteen years old when his father died from a gunshot. Even Leon was involved in street fighting, drug dealing, burglary, and other criminal activities. His mother played a major role to take him out of these activities. She enrolled him in the “MMA” when Leon was seventeen years old.
The academic information of Leon Edwards is not clear.
Career, UFC, Records, Fights, Awards, and Titles
Leon Edwards began his professional MMA career in 2010. It was during “Bushido Challenge 2-A New Dawn” as an amateur and won the match against Armbar in the second round through submission. Leon signed an agreement with the “Fight UK MMA.” It was the promotional match against Damian Zlotnicki. He won the match in round one through technical knockout. Leon won the match against Pawel Zwiefka and lost the match against Delroy McDowell.
Likewise, Leon Edwards fought the match against Craig White during the “Strength and Honor 14.” He faced Edwards in the “BAMMA” for the “Welterweight Championship.” His last fight under the brand was against Wayne Murrie and Shaun Taylor. Leon started his journey in the “UFC” from the promotional fight on November 8, 2014. It was the match against Claudio Silva during “UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux” and won the match through a split decision.
Leon Edwards also won the match against Seth Baczynski through knockout during “UFC Fight Night 64” on April 11, 2015. He even succeeded to win the “Performance of the Night” for the match. Leon knocked out Seth within eight seconds. This became the “Sixth fastest knockout in the organization.” Leon also won the match against Pawel Pawlak through a unanimous decision during “UFC Fight Night 72” on July 18, 2015. He lost the match against Kamaru Usman during “UFC on Fox 17” on December 19. 2015. He won the match against Albert Tumenov during “UFC 204” on October 8, 2016. Leon won the match in the third round through submission.
Moreover, Leon defeated Vicente Luque through a unanimous decision during “UFC Fight Night 107” on March 18, 2017. He also won the match against Bryan Barberena through a unanimous decision during “UFC Fight Night 115” on September 2nd, 2017. Leon won the match against Donald Cerrone during “UFC Fight Night 132” on June 23rd, 2018. Leon succeeded to win the match through a unanimous decision. He defeated Gunnar Nelson through a split decision during “UFC Fight Night 147” on March 16, 2019.
Leon Edwards defeated Rafael dos Anjos through a unanimous decision during “UFC on ESPN 4” on July 20, 2019. His fight against Tyron Woodley during the match against “UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Edwards” on March 21st, 2020 was canceled due to “COVID-19.” He tested positive for COVID-19 on 1st December 2020 whose upcoming match is against Khamza Chimaev during the “UFC Fight Night 187” on March 13, 2021.
Relationship, and Personal Life
Leon Edwards is quite conscious of his personal life and prefers to keep his private life to himself. There are no details of his romantic life available. He seems to be totally in love with MMA fighting. Leon seems to have kept the romantic life after making a concrete career in MMA fighting.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Leon Edwards is active on social media platforms. His Facebook page ‘Leon “Rocky” Edwards UFC Fighter” has 19K followers. He goes with the name “leon_edwardsmma” on Instagram with 94K followers and “Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards” on Twitter with 57.5K followers.
Leon Edwards shares a lot of glimpses of his training and matches on Instagram and has described himself as the “UFC Welterweight Enquiries contact: [email protected] whose latest post is on 26 January 2021. He has shared his picture doing a workout in the gym.
Leon Edwards joined Twitter in August 2012. He has described himself as: “Mixed Martial Artist signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship! BAMMA welterweight champion. DREAM CHASER!! snapchat: rockyufc Instagram: Leon_edwardsmma “ on Twitter. His last tweet is from Jan 17, 2021. He has tweeted about the “fight of welterweight legends.” Leon wrote: “ That was a good fight from two welterweight legends 2ufc #fightisland.” He has described himself as a ‘Full time pro UFC fighter who trains out of Birmingham’s UTC and fights for the worlds biggest MMA organization Ultimate Fighting Championships UFC’ on Facebook.
The figures about the net worth of Leon Edwards is not clear. He has been part of the MMA fighting scenario for more than 10 years. Leon has won a lot of matches and has grown as an MMA fighter in the rankings. Although his net worth is not clear, according to his lifestyle and achievement, he must have a net worth of around $5 million. He still has a long way to go.
Nutshell Bio, Height, Weight, and Age
The nationality of Leon Edwards is British. His current age is 29 years. Leon has an attractive height of 6 feet along with a complimentary weight of 77.3kg. He belongs to the African ethnicity.