Jorge Masvidal receives the victory from TKO in a medical failure against Nate Diaz in the « BMF » championship bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019.
On Monday October 11th, 2021, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported that the promotion will bring about a bout between No. 6 welterweight Jorge Masvidal and No. 3 Leon Edwards. According to Okamoto, UFC chief executive Hunter Campbell confirmed that the fight will take place on December 11th, 2021 at UFC 270.
« UFC is about to wrap up a welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards at UFC 270 on December 11th UFC CEO Campbell tells ESPN, « Okamoto tweeted. “Sneak this in before the end of the year. I have to love it. ”
UFC is about to finish a welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards at UFC 270 on December 11th. That’ll sneak in before the end of the year. Gotta love it. pic.twitter.com/6cPxBR1CDX
Masvidal and Edwards have had each other in the crosshairs since their argument behind the scenes at UFC Fight Night 147 in March 2019. While « Gamebred » spoke to ESPN after his knockout win over Darren Till in the main event, he and Edwards got into the game, starting verbal and getting physical as the fighters got closer.
The moment brought one of Masvidal’s most famous Lines out and hit « Rocky » with a « three slice and soda ».
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Edwards has one of the most impressive series in the UFC and is undefeated in its last 10 fights. He has defeated nine fighters in this current run, including former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, Nate Diaz, Donald Cerrone and Vicente Luque.
Earlier this year, the English competed against Belal Muhammad and the fight was called Not classified after Rocky stabbed the fighter in the eye.
Edwards has a professional MMA record of 19-3 and Rocky recently tweeted that he was waiting for a welterweight title bout and turned down a possible fight Masvidal, who has had a losing streak of two fights.
« My next fight will be for the world title. I don’t want to hear from a guy who comes out of the 2-fight skid and has his last fight knocked out », Edwards tweeted on September 15, 2021.
My next fight will be for the world title. I don’t want to hear from a guy who comes out of 2 Fight Skid and knocks out his last fight.
Edwards’ last loss came in 2015 to reigning UFC 170 pound champion Kamaru Usman, years before The Nigerian Nightmare The welterweight king became.
In his most recent win, Rocky defeated Diaz in a five-round competition at UFC 263 in June 2021 and won by unanimous decision.
Masvidal had a chance at UFC gold in his last two fights , playing against Usman at UFC 251 and UFC 261 in July 2020 and April 2021, respectively. In their first fight, The Nigerian Nightmare defeated « Gamebred » unanimously.
Nine months later, Masvidal received a rematch with Usman. And the fight went even better for Usman at the time, giving Gamebred his first knockout loss in his career.
Masvidal, who has a professional MMA record of 35-15, has made it clear that he intends to break Working towards another title fight and getting through Edwards in December is a very necessary first step.
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