UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards is scheduled to face the former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley later this month at UFC London.
Edwards, 28, is currently ranked No. 4 in the UFC welterweight division. Going into the fight at UFC London, he rides an 8-fight winning streak with notable victories over the likes of Albert Tumenov, Vicente Luque, Bryan Barberena, Peter Sobotta, Donald Cerrone, Gunnar Nelson and Rafael dos Anjos.
Meanwhile, Woodley, 35, is the former UFC welterweight champion, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the UFC welterweight rankings. He hasn’t competed in the Octagon since his last fight 1 year ago against the current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Woodley lost his title in that fight and is looking to get back in the mix with a win over Edwards.
“Rocky” Edwards fights out of Birmingham, UK, but was actually born in Kingston, Jamaica. This new promo for UFC London focuses on his story and the road to becoming one of the most highly ranked welterweight fighters on the planet. Watch it below:
The promo shows the young fighter growing up in Jamaica surrounded by violence and eventually moving to Birmingham, UK for a new start. The city has its own share of crime and violence, associated with gang culture. Edwards was pushed by his mother to pick up a sport to stay out of trouble and the rest is history.
Prior to signing with the UFC in 2014, Edwards was the 1st-ever BAMMA champion. His younger brother, Fabian Edwards, is also an MMA fighter with an undefeated professional record of 9-0. Fabian edwards is scheduled to face Costello Van Steenis at Bellator London later this year.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 10th March, 2020.