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US - TBC / UK - TBC
Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Edwards vs Diaz?
Leon Edwards will face the challenge of Nate Diaz, during the main card of UFC 263, on Saturday 12th June 2021 in the United States.
The fight will be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Edwards vs Diaz stats
Leon Edwards steps into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Nate Diaz will make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggest Edwards has a slight advantage in power over Diaz, with a 33% knock out percentage over Diaz's 25%.
Leon Edwards is the younger man by 7 years, at 29 years old.
Edwards has a height advantage of 2 inches over Diaz. Despite this, Diaz has 2-inch reach advantage.
Edwards is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 year and 7 months later than Diaz, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He has fought 19 less professional rounds, 57 to Diaz's 76.
Edwards vs Diaz form
Edwards has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he Belal Muhammad on 13th March 2021 by in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Rafael dos Anjos on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Going into that contest, he had won against Gunnar Nelson on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Donald Cerrone on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
He had defeated Peter Sobotta on 17th March 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Diaz's last 2 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.