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The Top UFC Dark Horse contenders in each division

Drake Riggs - June 18, 2018

You know that fighter that is clearly talented but hasn’t quite broken off the cusp of the division’s very best? Those who still have their doubters but are flying under the radar steadily making waves? These are commonly referred to as the dark horses of a division. The ones that may sneak up on everyone else ranked above them when they least expect it and leave their lasting impression. These are the UFC’s top dark horse candidates for each division.

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Leon Edwards plans to take out "Cowboy", rematch Kamaru Usman

Tom Taylor - June 18, 2018

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen a host of established veterans come up short against rising stars — particularly in the welterweight division. Former UFC welterweight and middleweight title challenger Demian Maia lost to Kamaru Usman. Two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson lost to Darren Till. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos gave up a decision to Colby Covington just last weekend. And if rising British welterweight contender Leon Edwards gets his way, he’ll take out Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the main event of UFC Singapore this weekend. “The older guys are fading out now,” Edwards told MMA Fighting. “I’m young, I’m just 26-years-old. I think everyone else in rankings is over 30. It’s the changing of the guard for sure, and I’ve got to show that I’m a part of that new movement. That’s what I’m focused in on ahead of this fight. I’ve got to show everyone that I’m a threat in this division,” Edwards explained.

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BREAKING | UFC Singapore Gets Donald Cerrone vs Leon Edwards as Main Event

Drake Riggs - April 3, 2018

The welterweight showdowns continue to be revealed. On the current list of lined up UFC Fight Nights, Fight Night 132 in Singapore was the last to get it’s main event. And that main event will be Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone taking on rising 170-pound contender, Leon “Rocky” Edwards, reports MMAFighting.

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Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards continues to rag on Darren Till after post-fight callout

Tom Taylor - March 18, 2018

Last night, amid the UFC’s thrilling return to London, England, rising British welterweight contender Leon Edwards picked up a last-second TKO win over Peter Sobotta. Shortly after this win, Edwards made a clever callout of Darren Till, who has been hunting for an opponent for the UFC’s upcoming debut in Liverpool. Speaking to the media post-fight, Edwards elaborated on this callout of Till. Apparently, he’s not buying the hype that surrounds his fellow Brit.

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BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 62 // Curtis Blaydes | Leon Edwards | Jimi Manuwa

Jason Kindschy - December 13, 2017

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT! 8:15PM ET- Kicking things off tonight is heavyweight prospect Curtis “Razor” Blaydes. While it was just announced that Curtis is set to face Mark Hunt at UFC 221, we caught up with the Team Elevation product before the bout was made. Nevertheless, we spoke with Blaydes about his evolution as a martial artist, the opponents he was hoping for at the time, and what he thinks of the current title picture.