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Dana White interested in booking Jorge Masvidal vs. Leon Edwards

Adam Martin - July 25, 2019

UFC president Dana White says he is interested in booking a high-profile welterweight grudge match between top contenders Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards. White told reporters that a fight between Masvidal and Edwards — who clearly do not like each other — intrigues him.

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Leon Edwards believes Jorge Masvidal is making excuses not to fight him

Cole Shelton - July 23, 2019

Ever since Jorge Masvidal gave Leon Edwards the ‘three-piece and a soda‘ the Englishman has wanted an actual fight with “Gamebred”. However, despite both men winning their respective bouts at UFC London, they were not matched up by the organization. Instead, “Gamebred” fought Ben Askren, and “Rocky” took on Rafael dos Anjos. Now that they both men have once again proved victorious, and are currently ranked 3rd and 4th in the division, pairing them up together seems to make a lot of sense. But, according to Edwards, Masvidal is making excuses to avoid the fight.

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What's next for Leon Edwards and Rafael dos Anjos after UFC San Antonio?

Cole Shelton - July 22, 2019

The Octagon returned to San Antonio, Texas on Saturday for UFC on ESPN 4. In the main event, Leon Edwards was taking on Rafael dos Anjos in a pivotal welterweight fight. In the end, it was Edwards who got it done, as he won by unanimous decision, which will no doubt shake up the welterweight division.

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Leon Edwards tells Jorge Masvidal to 'run'

Adam D Martin - July 21, 2019

It didn’t take long for Leon Edwards to respond to Jorge Masvidal on social media. Fresh off of a decision win over Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC San Antonio, Edwards used his post-fight interview as an opportunity to call out Masvidal, who got into a backstage brawl with him back at UFC London.

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Jorge Masvidal responds to callout from Leon Edwards

Christopher Taylor - July 20, 2019

Leon Edwards called out Jorge Masvidal following his unanimous decision victory over Rafael dos Anjos at tonight’s UFC San Antonio event. The surging British contender, Edwards, is now riding an eight fight winning streak and wants a chance to settle his beef with ‘Gamebred’.

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Pros react to Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards at UFC San Antonio

Chris Taylor - July 20, 2019

Tonight’s UFC San Antonio event was headlined by a welterweight bout featuring Rafael dos Anjos taking on Leon Edwards. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (29-12 MMA) returned to action this evening for the first time since submitting Kevin Lee at May’s UFC event in Rochester. ‘RDA’ had entered tonight’s fight sporting a 4-2 record inside the UFC’s welterweight division.

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UFC San Antonio Results: Leon Edwards defeats Rafael dos Anjos (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - July 20, 2019

A key welterweight fight between perennial division contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Leon Edwards headlines tonight’s UFC San Antonio event. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (29-11 MMA) was most recently seen in action at May’s UFC event in Rochester, where he scored a submission victory over Kevin Lee. ‘RDA’ has gone 4-2 since making the move up to welterweight.

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UFC San Antonio Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - July 20, 2019

The octagon returns to the great state of Texas this evening for UFC San Antonio, a televised event headlined by a welterweight fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Leon Edwards. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (29-11 MMA) returned to the win column in May, scoring a submission victory over Kevin Lee at UFC Rochester. ‘RDA’ has gone 4-2 since making the jump to welterweight.

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Leon Edwards argues Jorge Masvidal doesn't deserve title shot

Tom Taylor - July 17, 2019

When Jorge Masvidal knocked former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren out in five seconds at UFC 239, he cemented himself as one of the top contenders in the UFC welterweight division — perhaps even the top contender outright. Yet rising British contender Leon Edwards, who fights Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC San Antonio this weekend, doesn’t believe Masvidal has earned a title shot just yet. “I never held Askren in high regard anyway,” Edwards told MMA Fighting, downplaying Masvidal’s victory. “He just shouted his mouth off the get to where he’s at. He’s an amateur on the feet, I’ve watched him hit pads and it’s weird; even his shots are slow. He came in, he talked his way up into the position he was in and then he dipped his head into a knee.

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Leon Edwards says Jorge Masvidal fight will '100% happen'

Tom Taylor - July 2, 2019

Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal share one of the most high profile beefs in the UFC welterweight division. In fact, the pair recently came to blows outside the cage, when Masvidal mounted an attack on his British rival backstage at UFC London. Despite the heat between them, Edwards and Masvidal still haven’t been scheduled to fight each other. Instead, Edwards is scheduled to battle Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC San Antonio, while Masvidal will fight Ben Askren at UFC 239 this weekend in Las Vegas.

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Leon Edwards wants to dethrone UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman

Fernando Quiles - July 1, 2019

Leon Edwards feels he’s on the right path to a shot at UFC gold. On July 20, Edwards will collide with former UFC lightweight title holder Rafael dos Anjos. The welterweight scrap will serve as UFC San Antonio’s main event. “Rocky” will be looking to extend his winning streak to eight. Meanwhile, dos Anjos hopes to snag his second straight victory.

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BREAKING | Rafael dos Anjos to battle Leon Edwards in UFC San Antonio main event

Thomas Taylor - June 13, 2019

UFC San Antonio finally has a main event, according to a report from Kevin Iole. The July 20 card will now be topped by a five-round welterweight fight between former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and streaking Brit Leon Edwards. Main event for UFC on ESPN 4 in San Antonio finalized: It will be Rafael dos Anjos vs Leon Edwards, five rounds. UFC wanted Blachowicz-Rockhold to move there, but Rockhold is filming a Ralph Lauren Polo commercial that day which couldn’t be moved.

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Leon Edwards says Jorge Masvidal turned down fight with him

Natasha Hooper - May 22, 2019

According to Leon Edwards and his brother, Bellator fight Fabian Edwards, Jorge Masvidal turned down the opportunity to fight him. The Edwards brothers have also recently made digs at the UFC for the current ranking and lack of hype surrounding Leon. Leon Edwards (17-3) has made his desire to fight Jorge Masvidal no secret. In a recent interview with BJPenn.com, he says his winning streak is not reflected in his position in the UFC ranking system, presumably because he doesn’t engage in trash talking.

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EXCLUSIVE | Leon Edwards explains his motivation as he surges to the top of the welterweight division

Mike Pendleton - April 7, 2019

Leon Edwards is more than just some guy that got into it with Jorge Masvidal at UFC London this past March. In fact, Leon Edwards has the resume that should see him inside the top-10 in the UFC’s welterweight division, yet because he doesn’t trash talk like others in his division, he still sits waiting for his chance at a top-ranked opponent. In an exclusive interview with BJPenn.com, Edwards discussed how he’s enjoying the momentum of his current winning streak, fighting for his country and family, and having his sights set on a title shot by the end of 2019.

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EXCLUSIVE | Leon Edwards rips UFC rankings: 'It's all more of a popularity contest'

Mike Pendleton - April 4, 2019

Leon Edwards wants to fight Jorge Masvidal in the near future, but feels that the UFC ranking system is keeping it from happening right away. While Leon Edwards continues to climb in the welterweight ladder and improve his already impressive winning streak, his place in the rankings doesn’t reflect that, and he’s being vocal about his displeasure. In an interview with BJPenn.com, Edwards discussed his issue with the ranking system and how he feels that the UFC is trending towards a WWE style of entertainment over sport.

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EXCLUSIVE | Leon Edwards on Jorge Masvidal: 'We are fighting on sight'

Mike Pendleton - April 3, 2019

Coming off their respective wins at UFC London, Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal set themselves up for a potential fight. Although they could have just met in the cage, the two instead met backstage following their wins, and an altercation took place that saw Masvidal get his hands on Edwards, who is now looking for revenge. With the dust from their altercation settling, the UFC decided to move past the new rivalry and have been in talks to schedule a fight between Masvidal and Ben Askren this summer. While the UFC has made it clear they don’t have any current plans for Masvidal and Edwards to face each other, “Rocky” isn’t going to stop pursuing the fight.

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Leon Edwards’ brother threatens Jorge Masvidal following UFC London altercation

Chris Taylor - March 23, 2019

Welterweight standouts Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards both emerged victorious in their featured bouts at last weekend’s UFC London event. Leon Edwards defeated Gunnar Nelson in the evenings co-headliner, while Jorge Masvidal knocked out Darren Till in the UFC London main event.

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Leon Edwards gives his side of Jorge Masvidal brawl

Tom Taylor - March 19, 2019

Shortly after last weekend’s UFC London card wrapped up, main event winner Jorge Masvidal and co-main event winner Leon Edwards got into a wild skirmish backstage. Masvidal has previously stated that, after Edwards began talking to trash to him, he approached the Brit with his hand behind his back. He says that Edwards then raised his fists, which sparked the skirmish.