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VIDEO | Check out this amazing promo for Leon Edwards vs. Tyron Woodley at UFC London

Natasha Hooper - March 10, 2020

Leon Edwards has often felt overlooked in the welterweight division. However, his life-story is something to take notice of, and it takes centre stage in an amazing promo video released by BT Sport for UFC London. A new start, a new home 🇯🇲🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Out of the streets and into the cage 👊

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Leon Edwards shares some advice for Conor McGregor

Natasha Hooper - March 3, 2020

Leon Edwards has his own opinions on Conor McGregor’s future in MMA. The number four ranked welterweight praised the Irishman for his performance against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, but he doesn’t see McGregor grabbing the welterweight title any time soon.

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Leon Edwards wishes he could've fought Darren Till at UFC London last year to prove he's 'the best in the UK'

Cole Shelton - February 26, 2020

Leon Edwards thinks it’s crazy how different he and Darren Till’s careers went in 2019. Last March at UFC London, Till was the main event against Jorge Masvidal while Edwards was the co-main against Gunnar Nelson. Yet, during the press conference, it was the two Englishman going back-and-forth in trash-talking one another. Edwards admits that was the fight he would’ve rather had.

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Jorge Masvidal says he will 'definitely fight' Leon Edwards if he beats Tyron Woodley

Cole Shelton - February 14, 2020

Jorge Masvidal says he will fight Leon Edwards if the Englishman can get past Tyron Woodley this March. Edwards will take on Woodley in the main event of UFC London in a potential number one contender fight. Heading into the fight, the Birmingham native says he is in the former champs head and is confident he will get his hand raised.

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Leon Edwards vs. Tyron Woodley betting odds released

Adam Martin - February 10, 2020

The online sportsbooks have released the opening betting odds for the upcoming main event at UFC London between Leon Edwards and Tyron Woodley. Edwards has been calling Woodley out for months and the former UFC welterweight champ Woodley finally accepted the fight. The two will headline UFC on ESPN+ 29 on March 21 at The O2 Arena in London, England.

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Leon Edwards confident he would dethrone Kamaru Usman if he gets rematch

Cole Shelton - February 10, 2020

Leon Edwards is looking to rematch Kamaru Usman and is confident he would dethrone the champion. Edwards and Usman fought back at UFC on Fox 17 in December of 2015 where it was Usman who won by unanimous decision. It was a close fight where two judges had it 29-28, with the Englishman winning the first round. Yet it was Usman’s wrestling which was the difference-maker.

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Leon Edwards makes prediction for Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal fight

Cole Shelton - February 4, 2020

Leon Edwards is not a fan of Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal’s altercation at Radio Row during Super Bowl week. The two were doing radio shows to talk about what’s next for them when they saw each other and got into a verbal altercation. Immediately, it went all over social media and UFC president Dana White said he was not a fan of it. For Edwards, he agrees with White and says it makes MMA and the UFC look fake like the WWE.

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VIDEO | Tyron Woodley sharpening his tools in Thailand ahead of Leon Edwards bout

Natasha Hooper - February 4, 2020

Tyron Woodley is refining his technique in Thailand as he prepares to face Leon Edwards in his next UFC fight. The former welterweight champion has been out of action since losing his 170-pound title at UFC 235 in March 2019 against Kamaru Usman.

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Leon Edwards says he is promised welterweight title shot with Tyron Woodley win

Adam Martin - January 24, 2020

UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards says he is promised a welterweight title shot with a win over Tyron Woodley at UFC London. Edwards is set to take on Woodley in a potential No. 1 contender’s fight at UFC London in March. UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman does not have an opponent booked yet, although Jorge Masvidal appears to have the fast track to the next title shot. According to Edwards himself, however, it could be he who ends up fighting Usman next.

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Tyron Woodley vs. Leon Edwards made official for UFC London

Harry Kettle - January 17, 2020

ESPN is reporting that Tyron Woodley vs Leon Edwards has been made official as the main event of UFC London on March 21. The bout has been rumored to be taking place on the card for weeks now, with both men noting that they’re more than ready to step up and take on the challenge.

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Manager: 'God bless whoever has to fight Tyron Woodley next'

Mike Heck - January 3, 2020

After losing the UFC welterweight title to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235, many began to question the motivation of Tyron Woodley. Was he taking on too much? Has he gone “too Hollywood”? Does he still want to fight? All of these questions have been asked by the MMA community. Those questions didn’t just make Woodley more motivated, it’s made him angry heading into 2020, according to his manager Abe Kawa.

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Tyron Woodley threatens not to fight Leon Edwards after rap career diss

Natasha Hooper - December 30, 2019

Tyron Woodley has shut down Leon Edwards’ trash-talking on social media by threatening to withdraw from their anticipated fight. Earlier this month, it was announced that the former champ and No. 1 contender Woodley is being targeted for a fight against Leon Edwards at UFC London in March of 2020.

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Leon Edwards 'not impressed' with Kamaru Usman's UFC 245 performance

Natasha Hooper - December 16, 2019

Number 4 ranked welterweight fighter, Leon Edwards was not impressed with Kamaru Usman’s performance at UFC 245. The welterweight champion, Usman, squared off with his bitter rival Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 245 on Saturday December 14th. The elite wrestler’s utilized a different part of their MMA skillset, battling it out in a striking war for the better part of five rounds. Both fighters delivered impressive performances, but Usman used his striking accuracy and power to overthrow his opponent. He finished Covington by TKO in the final minute of round five and successfully defended his welterweight title for the first time with the win.

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Dana White says Leon Edwards could be the new superstar for UK MMA

Adam Martin - December 12, 2019

UFC president Dana White believes that top-ranked welterweight title contender Leon Edwards could be the next big superstar for UK MMA. Edwards is the No. 4 ranked welterweight on the UFC roster. He has a 10-2 record inside the Octagon and is currently riding an eight-fight win streak. White says he has taken notice of Edwards and believes he can be a huge star for the UFC in the UK.

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Leon Edwards responds after Tyron Woodley says 'f*ck that' to fighting in London

Tom Taylor - December 11, 2019

Streaking UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards was hoping to fight Tyron Woodley, the former welterweight champ, when the UFC returns to London this March. Unfortunately for Edwards, Woodley is not interested in fighting overseas. 

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Leon Edwards predicts he will be UFC welterweight champion in 2020

Adam D Martin - December 1, 2019

Top-ranked UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards predicts he will be the champion at 170lbs in 2020 if all goes according to plan. Edwards is currently riding an eight-fight win streak and has a brilliant 10-2 overall record inside the Octagon. In his last fight, he picked up the biggest victory of his career to date when he bested former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Since then, Edwards has been vocal about trying to achieve his goal of becoming the UFC welterweight champion.

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Leon Edwards waiting on Tyron Woodley to sign contract

Adam Martin - November 20, 2019

The manager for UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards says the UFC has offered his client a fight against Tyron Woodley and he is just waiting on ‘T-Wood’ to sign the contract. The manager for Edwards spoke to veteran MMA journalist Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com and told him that they have been speaking to the UFC for three months about a potential date with Woodley. At this point, Edwards has accepted the matchup, and he is just waiting for Woodley to accept it.

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Tyron Woodley willing to fight Leon Edwards, but questions fan interest in matchup

Tom Taylor - November 13, 2019

After losing the welterweight title to Kamaru Usman earlier this year, Tyron Woodley is eager to get back into the cage. Unfortunately, many of his top-ranked welterweight rivals are currently booked. Of the options available for Woodley, many fans and pundits believe the most suitable choice is a fight with streaking contender Leon Edwards.