Leon Edwards is ‘100 percent’ getting next title shot vs. Kamaru Usman

It appears Leon Edwards’s long wait has actually concerned an end.

The UFC welterweight competitor is anticipated to be the next title opposition for champ Kamaru Usman. UFC president Dana White stated Edwards (19-3 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 11-2 UFC) is “100 percent” next in line for the champ.

“That kid’s had a rough run and he deserves it,” White informed TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter. “If you look at it, Colby (Covington) lost to him (Usman) twice, Gilbert lost, Leon’s next. He’s No. 3.”

White did not supply a timeframe for the bout, however he appeared company in his evaluation that Edwards, who has actually been anxiously awaiting his possibility, has actually done enough to make his chance.

The Englishman is presently on a nine-fight winning streak that has actually seen him go unbeaten for nearly 6 years. His last defeat came versus Usman back at UFC on Fox 17 in 2015 when Usman was on his increase to the title.

Edwards is coming off a unanimous choice win versus Nate Diaz back at UFC 263 in June. He was expected to return at UFC 269 in December, however his challenger Jorge Masvidal was required to withdraw from the battle due to injury.

On The Other Hand, Usman is coming off his 5th title defense. He bested Colby Covington in a choice to win the rematch at UFC 268 in November.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.