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 7 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 67 less professional rounds, 57 to Anjos' 124.
Edwards vs Anjos form
Rafael dos Anjos had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Kevin Lee at UFC on ESPN+ 10 on 18th May 2019 by submission in the 4th round at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kamaru Usman at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on 30th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at The Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Colby Covington at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago.
Before that, he had won against Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 26 on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Canada.
He had beat Neil Magny at UFC 215 on 9th September 2017 by submission in the 1st round at Rogers Place, Edmonton.
Edwards' last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.
Anjos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.