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

Win20–3 (1)Kamaru UsmanKO (head kick)UFC 27820 August 2022
Win19–3 (1)Nate DiazDecision (unanimous)UFC 26312 June 2021
NC18–3 (1)Belal MuhammadNC (accidental eye poke)UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad13 March 2021
Win18–3Rafael dos AnjosDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards20 July 2019
Win17–3Gunnar NelsonDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal16 March 2019
Win16–3Donald CerroneDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards23 June 2018
Win15–3Peter SobottaTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov17 March 2018
Win14–3Bryan BarberenaDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve2 September 2017
Win13–3Vicente LuqueDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson18 March 2017
Win12–3Albert TumenovSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 2048 October 2016
Win11–3Dominic WatersDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski8 May 2016
Loss10–3Kamaru UsmanDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 219 December 2015
Win10–2Pawel PawlakDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites18 July 2015
Win9–2Seth BaczynskiKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 211 April 2015
Loss8–2Cláudio SilvaDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux8 November 2014
Win8–1Shaun TaylorKO (punch)BAMMA 1613 September 2014
Win7–1Wayne MurrieSubmission (rear-naked choke)BAMMA 155 May 2014
Win6–1Wendle LewisKO (punches)BAMMA 1414 December 2013
Win5–1Adam BoussifSubmission (arm-triangle choke)BAMMA 1313 September 2013
Win4–1Jonathan BiltonTKO (knees)BAMMA 111 December 2012
Win3–1Craig WhiteTechnical DecisionSAH 14: Strength And Honour 143 November 2012
Loss2–1Delroy McDowellDQ (illegal knee)Fight UK MMA: Fight UK 625 February 2012
Win2–0Pawel ZwiefkaDecision (unanimous)Fight UK MMA: Fight UK 519 November 2011
Win1–0Damian ZlotnickiTKO (punches)Fight UK MMA: Fight UK 45 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

Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack

Leon Edwards Wiki/Bio



Leon Edwards
Full NameLeon Aaron Edwards
Date of Birth25th August 1991
BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Record20-2-0 (1 NC)
ChildrenSon- Jason Edwards

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