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Leon Edwards vs Kevin Lee preview
When is Edwards vs Lee?
Leon Edwards could potentially square off against Kevin Lee, in Late 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Edwards vs Lee stats
Leon Edwards would step into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Kevin Lee would make his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Edwards would have an advantage in power over Lee, with a 33% knock out percentage over Lee's 17%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Lee would have a large advantage over Edwards, boosting at 44% submission rate over Edwards' 14%.
Leon Edwards is the older man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Edwards has a height advantage of 5 inches over Lee. Despite this, Lee has 2-inch reach advantage.
Edwards' experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Lee's, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 9 months earlier than Lee, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 9 more professional rounds, 72 to Lee's 63.
Edwards vs Lee 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 defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Before that, he had beat Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
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.
Kevin Lee has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by submission in the 3rd round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had beat Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 10 on 18th May 2019 by submission in the 4th round at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester.
He had been beaten by Al Iaquinta at UFC on FOX 31 on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, Milwaukee.
In terms of recent activity, Leon Edwards has been fighting more than Kevin Lee.
Leon Edwards last fought 6 days ago, while Kevin Lee's last outing was 1 year, 6 months and 24 days ago.
Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Lee's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Edwards vs Lee?
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