- Name: Leon Edwards
- Pro MMA Record: 19-3-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: Rocky
- Current Streak: 9 Wins
- Age: 1991-08-25 | Date of Birth: 1991.08.25
- Last Fight: June 12, 2021 in UFC
- Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
- Affiliation: Ultimate Training Centre
- Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $65,000 USD
- Born: Kingston, Jamaica
- Fighting out of: Birmingham, England
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Leon Edwards is a Jamaican-British mixed martial artist currently competing as a Welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
A professional competitor since 2011, he formerly competed for BAMMA, where he was the Welterweight Champion.
Edwards began his professional fighting career in 2010, making his debut as an amateur at Bushido Challenge 2.
Leon, grew up in Birmingham, England but is originally from Kingston, Jamaica. He started training mixed martial arts when he was 16.
His nickname, Rocky, was given to him by his friends in school. His brother Fabian is also an MMA fighter for Bellator.
Edwards then went to fight for "BAMMA", in which he went 5–0. During his stint with BAMMA he won the welterweight championship.
Edwards made his promotional debut against Cláudio Silva on 8 November 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux.
First defeated in UFC via split decision.
He then fought 12 times for the UFC with 10 wins and 2 losses. Unbeaten since 2016, he has a series of 8 straight wins.
In 2020 he is ranked between 3rd and 5th place in Welterweight.
Championships and achievements
*Ultimate Fighting Championship:
- Performance of the Night (One Time) vs. Seth Baczynski
- Second fastest knockout in welterweight history (0:08 of 1st round)
- Tied latest finish in a 3-round fight (4:59 of the 3rd round)
- BAMMA RDX Welterweight Championship (One time)
One Successful Title Defence