Leon Edwards (MMA) Biography, Career, Championship, Net Worth, Record, Age, Stats, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Family, Instagram, Height, And More

Leon Edwards is a Jamaican-born-English professional mixed martial artist. He competes in the Welterweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In the past, he performed for BAMMA, where he was the BAMMA Welterweight Champion.

Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards Personal Life

Leon Edwards was born on 25th August 1991 in Kingston, Jamaica. He has a brother named Fabian who is also a mixed martial artist. He used to live with his parents and his brother in a one-room house. He grew up in a residence that was full of crime. When he was 13 years old his father was shot and killed in a nightclub in London.

Leon took part in many criminal activities like drug dealing, street fighting, and knife possession but when he was 17 years old, his mother admitted him to an MMA club which helped him to come out of his lifestyle.

Leon Edwards mother

Leon Edwards Career

In 2010, he began his career by making his debut as an amateur at Bushido Challenge 2 – A New Dawn. Later, he signed a contract with Fight UK MMA.

He made his UK MMA debut against Damian Zlotnicki which he won via technical knockout in the first round.

He then joined BAMMA and by his excellent performance in the ring he managed to win the welterweight championship.

On 8th November 2014, he made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux. He lost his debut match against Cláudio Silva.

He later competed in many matches in UFC. On 16th March 2019, he won a match against Gunnar Nelson at UFC Fight Night 147. After the event, Jorge Masvidal punched Leon backstage which created a laceration under Leon’s left eye.

On 21st March 2020, he was scheduled to fight Tyron Woodley at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Edwards. However, due to Covid-19, he withdrew himself from the match as the match shifted to the United States.

On 20th August 2022, Leon faced Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 for the UFC Welterweight Championship. The fight was won by Leon via knockout in the fifth round and became the UFC Welterweight Championship.

Leon Edwards career

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date
Win 20–3 (1) Kamaru Usman KO (head kick) UFC 278 20 August 2022
Win 19–3 (1) Nate Diaz Decision (unanimous) UFC 263 12 June 2021
NC 18–3 (1) Belal Muhammad NC (accidental eye poke) UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad 13 March 2021
Win 18–3 Rafael dos Anjos Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards 20 July 2019
Win 17–3 Gunnar Nelson Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal 16 March 2019
Win 16–3 Donald Cerrone Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards 23 June 2018
Win 15–3 Peter Sobotta TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov 17 March 2018
Win 14–3 Bryan Barberena Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve 2 September 2017
Win 13–3 Vicente Luque Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson 18 March 2017
Win 12–3 Albert Tumenov Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 204 8 October 2016
Win 11–3 Dominic Waters Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski 8 May 2016
Loss 10–3 Kamaru Usman Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2 19 December 2015
Win 10–2 Pawel Pawlak Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites 18 July 2015
Win 9–2 Seth Baczynski KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 11 April 2015
Loss 8–2 Cláudio Silva Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux 8 November 2014
Win 8–1 Shaun Taylor KO (punch) BAMMA 16 13 September 2014
Win 7–1 Wayne Murrie Submission (rear-naked choke) BAMMA 15 5 May 2014
Win 6–1 Wendle Lewis KO (punches) BAMMA 14 14 December 2013
Win 5–1 Adam Boussif Submission (arm-triangle choke) BAMMA 13 13 September 2013
Win 4–1 Jonathan Bilton TKO (knees) BAMMA 11 1 December 2012
Win 3–1 Craig White Technical Decision SAH 14: Strength And Honour 14 3 November 2012
Loss 2–1 Delroy McDowell DQ (illegal knee) Fight UK MMA: Fight UK 6 25 February 2012
Win 2–0 Pawel Zwiefka Decision (unanimous) Fight UK MMA: Fight UK 5 19 November 2011
Win 1–0 Damian Zlotnicki TKO (punches) Fight UK MMA: Fight UK 4 5 June 2011

Leon Edwards Relationship

There is no information present publicly about his relationship status. Leon has a son named Jason Edwards with his previous girlfriend.

Leon Edwards son

Leon Edwards Net Worth

According to various sources, he has a net worth of $1.5 million.

Leon Edwards Net Worth

Leon Edwards Education

There is no information available publicly about his educational qualification.

Leon Edwards girlfriend

Leon Edwards Instagram Account

Leon Edwards Physical Stats

Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black

Leon Edwards Wiki/Bio



Leon Edwards
Full Name Leon Aaron Edwards
Nickname Rocky
Date of Birth 25th August 1991
Birthplace Kingston, Jamaica
Nationality British
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Record 20-2-0 (1 NC)
Parents N/A
Sibling Fabian
Spouse NA
Children Son- Jason Edwards

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