Jun 12 2021
Saturday

Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States

Main Card
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
18-3-0
UD 5
UD 5
20-12-0

The tape

32
Age
39
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

NCUDSDUDKO
Form
KOUDMDSUBUD
18
Wins
20
6
By KO
5
33
KO%
25
3
By SUB
11
17
SUB%
55
3
Loses
12
0
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2004
22
Bouts
32
57
Rounds
76
4 hours, 14 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 45 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz report

Who won Edwards vs Diaz?

Leon Edwards beat Nate Diaz by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main card of UFC 263, on Saturday 12th June 2021 at Gila River Arena in Glendale.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the 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 Diaz stats

Leon Edwards stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Nate Diaz made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 11 by submission.

Leon Edwards' UFC record stood at 14-2-0, while Nate Diaz's came in at 16-11-0.

The stats suggested Edwards had a slight advantage in power over Diaz, with a 33% knock out percentage over Diaz's 25%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Diaz had a massive advantage over Edwards, boasting a 55% submission rate over Edwards' 17%.

Leon Edwards was the younger man by 7 years, at 32 years old.

Edwards had a height advantage of 2 inches over Diaz. Despite this, Diaz had a 2-inch reach advantage.

Edwards was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 years and 7 months later than Diaz, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 77 to Diaz's 85.

Edwards vs Diaz form

Leon Edwards had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.

Previous to that, his fight against Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 ended in a no contest.

Going into that contest, he had beaten 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.

Before that, he had defeated 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.

He was victorious against Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

Activity check

Edwards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

Diaz's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Edwards vs Diaz?

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