British professional mixed martial artist Leon Edwards is a Jamaican-born fighter, who fights in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he recently defeated Kamura Usman to become the division’s reigning champion.
The Head Kick Heard around the World as Leon Edwards KO’s Kamura Usman to Win the Welterweight Crown
Leon Edwards’ amazing knockout of Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 stunned the entire world.
In the last seconds of the fifth round, Edwards successfully finished Usman with a head kick to become the second British champion after Michael Bisping and the first Jamaican-born UFC champion. Usman was unceremoniously eliminated with a shin bone across the mouth by Edwards with only one minute left to play and many people already predicting his championship shot’s downfall in their articles.
Edwards feinted forward to get Usman to lean to his right. As Usman sank to the ground, Edward noticed that the combat had abruptly come to a stop.
They engaged in a rematch in 2015 after seven years of planning as the last time when they both fought Usman had won and Edward lost the fight by unanimous decision. Bu this time Edward shocked everybody, as Usman and Edwards now stand at 1-1 against each other.
Leon Edwards Age, Family, and Early Life
Leon Edwards was born on August 25, 1991, in Kingston, Jamaica. He is currently 30 years old. He resides in Birmingham, England, with his mother and brother. At the age of nine, Edwards relocated to the Birmingham neighborhood of Aston in England because he was a He grew raised in a violent neighborhood where his father engaged in what he calls “questionable things.”
When Edwards was thirteen years old, his father was shot and died at a London nightclub. When he was 17, though, his mother persuaded him to join an MMA club, and he was able to escape his lifestyle of drug trafficking, street fighting, and knife possession along with his social network.
Edwards made his amateur debut at Bushido Challenge 2 – A New Dawn in 2010 before turning professional. Edwards defeated Carl Booth by armbar submission in round two of their fight. After that, Edwards committed to a deal with Fight UK MMA. He faced Damian Zlotnicki in his promotion debut and defeated him in the opening round via technical knockout. After leaving Fight UK MMA, Edwards amassed a 2-1 record.
Then, at the Strength and Honor 14, he defeated Craig White by decision. Edwards later fought for “BAMMA,” winning all five of his fights. He earned the welterweight championship while competing for BAMMA against Wayne Murrie, and he successfully defended it once against Shaun Taylor in his final match with BAMMA before moving to the UFC.7
On November 8, 2014, at UFC, Edwards faced Claudio Silva in his promotional debut match. He lost by a split decision. On April 11, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 64, Edwards competed against veteran Seth Baczynski. Edwards prevailed, finishing his opponent with a straight left hand eight seconds into the fight after perfectly timing a kick that won him a performance night bonus. When Edwards first challenged former UFC champion, Kamura Usman, he lost to him despite defeating Pawel Pawlak.
Edward faced Nate Diza, which he won, giving him the chance to compete for the title as Jorge Masvidal withdrew due to injury. Consequently, the UFC welterweight division planned a rematch between Edward and Usman where he beat Usman to become the first Jamaican-born UFC champion.
Which school and college did he go to?
He went to a local school in his hometown but we do not have any detailed information about his educational journey as his Wikipedia page does not have any information regarding his educational background.
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Leon Edwards Net Worth, How much does he earn?
The net worth of this person is currently unclear due to the lack of publicly accessible personal information.
Several online sites claim varying amounts of his net worth, leading us to believe that he had an average net worth of $1 to $1.5 million.
He is the father of a kid named Jayon Edwards, however, we do not currently know anything about his personal life in depth, therefore we are unsure of who his wife or son’s mother is.
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