When Is Leon Edwards’ Next Fight?

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Leon Edwards poses for photographers upon arrival at the GQ Men of the Year 2022 event in London, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel May 30, 2024, 8:08 PM
  • Leon Edwards is the current UFC Welterweight Champion.
  • Edwards is coming off his second successful title defense against Colby Covington.
  • Edwards's next opponent is Belal Muhammad on July 27 at UFC 304.

Leon Edwards successfully defended his UFC Welterweight Title against bitter rival Colby Covington in their championship showdown in the main event of UFC 296 in Las Vegas with a unanimous decision win. It was his second title defense after dethroning Usman in August 2022 via a fifth-round head-kick knockout.

It was Edwards’ 15th UFC career win and cemented his name on UFC odds in BetMGM’s online sportsbooks. After continuing his reign as the division’s undisputed king, what’s next for the 170-pound title-holder? And when will he see a return inside the Octagon?

When Is Leon Edwards’ Next Fight?

Edwards’ next confirmed opponent is No.2-ranked divisional contender Belal Muhammad. They will headline the UFC 304 pay-per-view card inside the Co-op Live in Machester, United Kingdom.

This will be the second meeting between Edwards and Muhammad because their first encounter in March 2021 ended in a no-contest result after a nasty eye poke occurred during the match, and the latter couldn’t continue.

Leon Edwards MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 22-3
  • Wins by TKO/KO: 7
  • Wins by submission: 3
  • Wins by decision: 12
  • Striking accuracy: 51%
  • Significant strikes landed per minute: 2.59
  • Significant strikes absorbed: 2.28
  • Takedown average per 15 minutes: 1.39
  • Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.38
  • Significant strikes defense: 53%
  • Takedown defense: 68%
  • Knockdown average: 0.32
  • Average fight time: 15:50

Leon Edwards Notable Wins

“Rocky” has a great list of wins over the likes of Dominic Waters, Vicente Luque, Bryan Barberena, Donald Cerrone, Gunnar Nelson, Rafael Dos Anjos, Nate Diaz, Kamaru Usman (twice), and Colby Covington.

Leon Edwards UFC Earnings

Leon Edwards received his biggest payout in his latest fight against Kamaru Usman, where he pocketed $350,000. This amount has pushed his total UFC career earnings to $1,424,500. Excluded in this figure are sponsorship and other deals.

Leon Edwards Team and Corner

Leon Edwards has been training under Team Renegade in Birmingham, United Kingdom, where he is guided by coaches Ash Begg and Dave Lovell. Begg and Lovell also head the corner of Edwards during fights. Since leaving American Kickboxing Academy, Team Renegade has been Edwards’ home since 2015.

Although Edwards and Arnold Allen are the only fighters competing in the UFC, the team and the gym aims to produce more world-class athletes who will eventually represent them in the leading MMA promotion.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.