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WATCH | Leon Edwards throws water bottle at Colby Covington after 'Chaos' brings up the Brit's dead dad

Cole Shelton - December 14, 2023

The UFC 296 press conference got heated as Leon Edwards threw a water bottle at Colby Covington. Edwards and Covington are set to headline UFC 296 on Saturday in a highly-anticipated matchup. In the lead-up to the fight, Covington has been full of trash talk, but Edwards said it wouldn’t impact him as he knows ‘Chaos’ is just putting on an act.

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Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards plans to treat Colby Covington like the "clown" he is at UFC 296

Cole Shelton - December 14, 2023

Leon Edwards says Colby Covington is a clown and plans to treat him like one at UFC 296. Edwards is set to defend his welterweight title for the second time in the main event of UFC 296 on Saturday night in Las Vegas against Covington. In the lead-up to the fight, Covington has been full of trash-talk and has been taking shots at Edwards, which isn’t a surprise to the Brit as he expected ‘Chaos’ to act like “a clown” on fight week, which he says he has.

Michael Bisping, Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington
Leon Edwards

Michael Bisping offers official prediction for Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington: "I don't think it's going to be easy"

Josh Evanoff - December 14, 2023

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping believes Leon Edwards will defeat Colby Covington. ‘Rocky’ has been out of the octagon since his trilogy with Kamaru Usman in March. There, Leon Edwards scored his second-straight win over ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ by majority decision. Cageside that night was the returning Colby Covington, who was quickly named the next title challenger by Dana White.

Leon Edwards and Colby Covington
Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards believes Colby Covington will retire or go to lightweight after UFC 296

Cole Shelton - December 14, 2023

Leon Edwards believes UFC 296 will be the final time Colby Covington fights at welterweight. Edwards is set to defend his welterweight title in the main event of UFC 296 against Covington in a highly-anticipated matchup. It’s a pivotal fight for both of their careers, especially for Covington as there is a lot of talk that this will be his final chance to become the undisputed welterweight champion, as he is 0-2 in undisputed title fights, and at age 35 time is running out for his career.

Leon Edwards and Colby Covington
Leon Edwards

UFC 296 | Pro fighters make their picks for Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington title fight

Cole Shelton - December 13, 2023

In the main event of UFC 296, the welterweight title is up for grabs as Leon Edwards looks to defend his belt for the second time against Colby Covington. Heading into the fight, Edwards is a -156 favorite while ‘Chaos’ is a +122 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the scrap, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the title fight at UFC 296. The pros lean towards Covington pulling off the upset and becoming the new welterweight champion.

Teddy Atlas
Leon Edwards

Teddy Atlas praises Leon Edwards ahead of UFC 296: "He got 30 percent better when he won that title"

Zain Bando - December 12, 2023

Teddy Atlas is a fixture of the fight game, specifically boxing. But when it comes to the UFC, specifically UFC 296, which takes place Saturday night from Las Vegas, Nevada, he also knows a thing or two.

Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman shares prediction for Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington title fight at UFC 296

Cole Shelton - December 12, 2023

Kamaru Usman has shared his prediction for the welterweight title fight between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington at UFC 296. Usman has fought Edwards three times, winning once and suffering two defeats which saw him surrender his welterweight title. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ has also fought Colby Covington on two occasions in the past, where he successfully defended the welterweight title in both fights. Given that he has spent plenty of time in the Octagon with both men, Usman is familiar with both of their styles.

Colby Covington and Leon Edwards
Leon Edwards

Official lineup released for UFC 296: Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington, including two title fights

Harry Kettle - December 12, 2023

The official lineup has been released for UFC 296: Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington ahead of fight night on Saturday. For the final time this year, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be putting on a pay-per-view event this weekend – and what a way to go out. UFC 296 will emanate from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, in what can only be described as a blockbuster card. From two title fights to several really fun matchups, this has the potential to be the show of the year.

Colby Covington
Leon Edwards

Colby Covington confident he will make Leon Edwards "quit" at UFC 296: "I've seen the quitter in him"

Cole Shelton - December 11, 2023

Colby Covington believes Leon Edwards has quit in him and expects to show that at UFC 296. Covington is set to headline UFC 296 against Edwards for the welterweight title in a highly-anticipated fight. It’s Covington’s third crack at becoming the undisputed welterweight champion, and he enters the scrap as a small underdog as the oddsmakers believe Edwards will get his hand raised.

Leon Edwards holding UFC title
Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards believes the UFC wants Colby Covington to defeat him: "He's got Dana White privilege"

Josh Evanoff - December 11, 2023

Welterweight champion Leon Edwards is aware that the UFC likely wants him to lose to Colby Covington on Saturday. ‘Rocky’ hasn’t been seen in the cage since a title defense against Kamaru Usman in March. There, Leon Edwards scored his second-straight win over ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’, this time by unanimous decision. Cageside that night was the recently returned Colby Covington.

Leon Edwards and Ian Machado Garry
Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards sheds light on Ian Machado Garry gym KO rumors: “He got a little taste for sure”

Harry Kettle - December 11, 2023

Leon Edwards has shed some light on the rumors that he knocked out Ian Machado Garry in training. This weekend, Leon Edwards will return to the Octagon at UFC 296. In the main event of the evening, he will defend his UFC welterweight championship against Colby Covington, the former interim champ. Many believe Colby doesn’t deserve a crack at the belt, but either way, he’s getting one.

Belal Muhammad
Colby Covington

Belal Muhammad serving as backup fighter for UFC 296 main event: “I think obviously they know Colby and Leon are the two most inactive welterweights in the division"

Fernando Quiles - December 10, 2023

Belal Muhammad will be an emergency backup in the event that something goes awry with the planned UFC 296 headliner. The scheduled main event for UFC 296 is a UFC Welterweight Championship fight between titleholder Leon Edwards and Colby Covington. It certainly isn’t unusual for the UFC to have backup fighters for title bouts. In this case, however, Muhammad believes he’s been chosen because the UFC doesn’t trust Edwards or Covington to make it to fight night.

Gilbert Burns
Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns still thinks Leon Edwards defeats Colby Covington at UFC 296: "I think he’s going to get it done"

Fernando Quiles - December 6, 2023

Gilbert Burns remains firm in his prediction that Leon Edwards will defeat Colby Covington at UFC 296. Covington will challenge Edwards for the UFC Welterweight Championship on December 16. It’ll be the UFC’s final event of 2023, and a live feed will air on ESPN+ PPV in the United States. Also featured on the card will be a flyweight title fight between champion Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval.

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Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson reacts after Leon Edwards suggests middleweight title shot with win over Colby Covington: “I think that’s crap”

Fernando Quiles - December 5, 2023

Stephen Thompson doesn’t like the idea of Leon Edwards holding up the welterweight division. Edwards is set to put his UFC welterweight gold at stake against Colby Covington on December 16. The bout will headline UFC 296 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’ll be Edwards’ second title defense.

Donald Trump and Colby Covington
Donald Trump

WATCH | Donald Trump announces plans to attend Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington at UFC 296

Josh Evanoff - December 1, 2023

Former United States President Donald Trump will attend UFC 296 on Colby Covington’s behalf. ‘Chaos’ is currently slated to face Leon Edwards later this month. The bout will be Colby Covington’s first since a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Masvidal last March. Meanwhile, ‘Rocky’ is coming off a unanimous decision win over Kamaru Usman this spring, his second win over ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’.

Colby Covington
Leon Edwards

Michael Bisping explains what’s going to make Colby Covington “very, very dangerous come fight night” at UFC 296

Harry Kettle - November 28, 2023

Michael Bisping has revealed what makes Colby Covington such a dangerous opponent for Leon Edwards at UFC 296. Next month at UFC 296, Leon Edwards will defend his UFC welterweight championship against Colby Covington. While some believe the challenger has not earned another title shot, ‘Chaos’ is still an incredibly viable opponent. In the eyes of many, this is going to be a tight affair, with Covington attempting to use his pressure and volume to wear Edwards down.

Colby Covington and Leon Edwards
Leon Edwards

Colby Covington takes aim at Leon Edwards for easy path to UFC title shot: "Didn't earn it the hard way like I did"

Josh Evanoff - November 22, 2023

UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington feels that Leon Edwards has had it easy. ‘Chaos’ and ‘Rocky’ are slated to compete next month at UFC 296. For Leon Edwards, the bout will be another title defense, the first since a decision win over Kamaru Usman in March. Colby Covington was cage side that night, watching ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ suffered his second-straight loss to the Brit.

Colby Covington
Kamaru Usman

Colby Covington believes he was partially responsible for Leon Edwards knocking out Kamaru Usman: “I’m the one that loosened up that chin”

Harry Kettle - November 22, 2023

Colby Covington believes he was somewhat responsible for Leon Edwards’ iconic knockout victory over Kamaru Usman. Next month at UFC 296, Colby Covington will challenge Leon Edwards for the UFC welterweight championship. This will serve as his third crack at undisputed gold following two unsuccessful battles with the aforementioned Kamaru Usman.