Leon Edwards - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Leon
Edwards
16-3-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #11 Welterweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 10 fights.
Record: 16-3-0
Summary: Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Rocky
From: Kingston Jamaica
Fights Out Of: Birmingham England
Age: 27
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
Reach 74"
Leg Reach 43"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
704
48% Successful
340
Types of Successful Strikes
0
340
67% Standing
15%
18%
228
52
60
Striking Defense
56
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
41
29% Successful
12
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
26
3
Takedown Defense
71
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Leon Edwards
Jun 23, 2018
60
84
1
0
0
0
1
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Leon Edwards
Mar 17, 2018
42
16
1
1
0
0
4
1
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Leon Edwards
Sep 2, 2017
23
44
3
0
3
1
5
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Leon Edwards
Mar 18, 2017
53
24
3
2
0
0
1
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Leon Edwards
Oct 8, 2016
16
32
3
0
1
0
6
0
R3 Submission
Win
Leon Edwards
May 8, 2016
24
3
2
4
1
0
7
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Leon Edwards
Dec 19, 2015
48
26
6
0
0
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Leon Edwards
Jul 18, 2015
36
24
0
0
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Leon Edwards
Apr 11, 2015
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Loss
Leon Edwards
Nov 8, 2014
34
33
3
0
1
0
8
1
R3 Decision - Split

Biography

TRAINING: I normally train 2-3 times a day. In between I rest, eat and hydrate.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was 17 just to keep out of trouble, and then I fell in love with MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held? I've held various amateur titles and I'm currently the BAMMA British champion

Do you have any heroes?  My mom

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a lifelong ambition come true. I always believed it would happen because I dedicated myself to this, and I've always worked as hard as I could in all my training camps to make this happen.

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at my gym UTC part-time.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I've held various amateur titles

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Straight left hand

  • Pro since 2011
  • Six wins by KO, three by submission (2 RNC, 1 arm triangle)
  • Five first round finishes
  • Has won 8 of his last 9 and six in a row
  • 2-0, 1 NC as an amateur
  • Origin of nickname – “It was given to me by my friends in school because I was always fighting.”

Career

More Fighters