UFC London: Leon Edwards Plans to Make Big Move in “Wide Open” Welterweight Division
By FCF Staff
Leon Edwards is hoping to open his 2018 campaign with a memorable win over Peter Sobotta today at UFC London, and kickstart a big move in the promotion’s “wide open” welterweight division.
Edwards (14-3), who is riding a four fight winning streak heading into today’s card, recently spoke with UFC.com. While doing so, the rising British fighter had this to say:
“It feels good that my hard work is showing and paying off,” Edwards said. “They know I’m a tough fight for anyone. I feel the welterweight division is wide open right now and there’s not really a standout guy that I think can dominate the whole division. So from the top 15 to the champion, it’s wide open, and I’m confident in myself knowing I can beat anyone in the top 15. I’m starting this week, I’m gonna beat Peter Sobotta, then from there I’m calling out the top ten, and I’ll go from there.”
“This is going to be a big year for me,” he said. “I’m going undefeated and it’s going to be amazing, I can feel it. I don’t think there’s anyone in the division that can come out there and dominate me, so I’m looking forward to a big year this year.”
Sobotta (15-7-1), meanwhile, has won two in a row and is coming off a stoppage win over Ben Saunders.