Leon Edwards stands atop the UFC welterweight mountain immediately — however the journey there was an arduous one.
‘Rocky’ has been close to faultless within the organisation’s 170-pound fold since his UFC debut in late 2014, shedding simply twice (his debut, through cut up resolution after which to Kamaru Usman slightly over a 12 months later). Since these defeats, no man has had a solution for distinctive arsenal he has at his disposal; not even Usman of their rematch final August.
However to get the place is immediately got here with greater than slightly exhausting work. He fought in Poland, Scotland, the Netherlands on his stand up the ranks, nevertheless it was his debut predominant occasion with the UFC in Singapore in June 2018 which actually made some sit up and take discover — particularly his opponent Donald Cerrone in what was the American’s third predominant occasion combat in a row.
Edwards would get his hand raised after a complete five-round exhibiting. Simply 5 fights later, he could be a world champion.
He’ll look to hold on to 170-pound gold when he takes on Usman for a 3rd time in London subsequent weekend.
You’ll be able to relive the Cerrone combat through the embedded participant beneath.