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Tuesday, Jul 02, 2019

UFC San Antonio: Leon Edwards Believes Win Over Rafael dos Anjos Should Deliver Title Shot

Leon Edwards (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

After going undefeated since Leon Edwards lost to Kamaru Usman back in 2015, the British welterweight is hoping to lock-up a rematch with the champ, by defeating Rafael dos Anjos later this month.

Edwards (17-3) is booked to fight the former lightweight champ in the headliner of UFC San Antonio, which will take place on July 20th. While speaking with MMA Junkie recently, the 27-year-old fighter had this to say, in respect to what he believes a victory should deliver.

“I’m putting in the work and beating so many of these so-called tough guys that everyone else is raving about,” Edwards told MMA Junkie. “So I feel after going out there and beating the former lightweight champion, that will put some eyes on me. And I would love, after beating him, getting the rematch against Kamaru Usman. I think that would be my dream after beating ‘RDA.’

“…I feel after beating ‘RDA,’ that will put me right in line for a title shot,” Edwards said. “I’ll be on an eight-fight win streak after beating ‘RDA,’ and how can they deny me, you know what I mean? My aim is to go out there and perform and stop the man and get a world title shot.”

In Edwards last bout, which took place in March, he earned a split decision win over Gunnar Nelson. “Rocky” fought Usman in December, 2015, and lost the bout via unanimous decision.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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