Tape rankings @ Welterweight
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 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 Diaz stats
Leon Edwards stepped 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 made 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 suggested Edwards had a slight advantage in power over Diaz, with a 33% knock out percentage over Diaz's 25%.
Leon Edwards was the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.
Edwards had a height advantage of 2 inches over Diaz. Despite this, Diaz had 2-inch reach advantage.
Edwards was 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 had fought 19 less professional rounds, 57 to Diaz's 76.
Edwards vs Diaz form
Edwards had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before 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 beat 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 won against 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 beat 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 defeated 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.
Diaz's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 1 month, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.