Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Edwards vs Anjos?
Leon Edwards beat Rafael dos Anjos by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC on ESPN 4, on Saturday 20th July 2019 at AT&T Center in San Antonio.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Leon Edwards.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Edwards vs Anjos stats
Leon Edwards stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Rafael dos Anjos made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Edwards had advantage in power over Anjos, with a 35% knock out percentage over Anjos' 17%.
Leon Edwards was the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.
Edwards had a height advantage of 6 inches over Anjos. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Edwards was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 year and 8 months later than Anjos, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 62 less professional rounds, 57 to Anjos' 119.
Edwards vs Anjos form
Edwards had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Going into that contest, he had beat Gunnar Nelson at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
He had won against Peter Sobotta at UFC Fight Night 127 on 17th March 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Edwards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 6 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Anjos' last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 3 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.