Leon Edwards Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Leon Edwards

English mixed martial arts professional, Leon Edwards is the current UFC Welterweight Champion and competes in the Welterweight division of the UFC. Edwards has been a professional fighter since 2011 and before that, he competed for BAMMA, where he held the title of BAMMA Welterweight Champion. He is now ranked No. 6 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound list as of August 2022.

Leon Edwards Biography And Net Worth

Net Worth                      $4 million
Full Name                       Leon Edwards
Birth Date                       25 August 1991
Age                                   31 Years
Birthplace                       Kingston, Jamaica
Profession                      Mixed Martial Artist
Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards Early Life

Edwards was born on25 August, 1991 in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in a one-room home with his parents and brother. Edwards was raised in an extremely violent neighborhood where his father engaged in questionable things. At nine, Edwards relocated to the city of Birmingham, and at thirteen, his father was shot in a London nightclub.

Along with his social circle, he was then involved in illegal behavior like drug dealing, street fighting, and weapon possession. At the age of 17, Leon was persuaded by his mother to join a martial arts club, so he was able to leave his lifestyle.

Leon Edwards Early Career

In 2010, he made his amateur debut at Bushido Challenge 2 – A New Dawn before turning professional. Edwards initially defeated his opponent Carl Booth by armbar submission in round two of the fight. Edwards then committed to a long deal with Fight UK MMA. He faced the strongest MMA, Damian Zlotnicki in his promotion debut and he also defeated him in the opening round. He competed in another two more fights, defeating Pawel and Delroy respectively by DQ due to an illegal knee. At the 14th Strength and Honor competition, he defeated Craig White by decision.

Leon Edwards Success

At UFC Fight Night on November 8, 2014, Edwards faced off against Claudio Silva in his first promotional appearance, and split votes led to his downfall. At the date of April 11, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 64, a seasoned fighter Seth Baczynski, challenged Leon. Edwards won this fight and landed a straight left hand that knocked out his opponent Seth Baczynski, eight seconds into the fight.

Famous MMA Jorge Masvidal and Edwards were slated to square off on December 11, 2021, at UFC 269 but pulled out due to an injury, and this hot fight was called off. On August 20, 2022, at UFC-278, Edwards faced the famous Kamaru Usman again for the UFC Welterweight Championship which was won by Edwards in the fifth round by way of a knockout victory.

Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards Wife

Six-year-old Jayon Edwards is the son of Leon Edwards, but Jayon’s mother’s name is unclear, and Leon seems to keep his present girlfriend a secret.

Leon Edwards Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Leon Edwards is $4 million as of 2022. At the moment, he receives a guaranteed $110,000 from each fight. The matchup with Nate Diaz at UFC 263 earned him his greatest payday and he won prizes worth a total of 2,231,000 dollars. Edwards’ first UFC bout brought in $66,000 for him.

Leon Edwards Physical Stats

Weight77 kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack


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