Leon Edwards is a British mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC's Welterweight division. Edwards has been fighting professionally since 2011 and has earned a reputation as one of the most talented and versatile fighters in his weight class.
Leon Edwards was born and raised in Birmingham, England, where he developed an interest in combat sports at a young age.
He began training in boxing and kickboxing as a teenager before transitioning to MMA in his early 20s.
Edwards quickly made a name for himself on the UK regional circuit, racking up an impressive record of 8-1 before catching the eye of UFC matchmakers.
Leon Edwards Age
He was born on August 25, 1991, which makes him currently 31 years old as of 2023.
Leon Edwards made his UFC debut in 2014, where he defeated Seth Baczynski by way of knockout. He went on to win his next three fights, establishing himself as a rising star in the Welterweight division.
However, Edwards suffered his first UFC loss in 2016, when he was defeated by Kamaru Usman, who went on to become the UFC Welterweight champion.
Despite the setback, Edwards bounced back with a vengeance, winning his next eight fights in a row, including victories over high-profile opponents such as Donald Cerrone, Rafael dos Anjos, and Nate Diaz.
Edwards' impressive winning streak earned him a title shot against current champion Kamaru Usman, but the fight was postponed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Outside of the octagon, Leon Edwards is a devoted family man and a proud father of three children.
He has spoken openly about the challenges of balancing his fighting career with his responsibilities as a parent, but he remains committed to achieving greatness in both arenas.
Edwards is also active in his community and frequently gives back through charity work and youth outreach programs.