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Leon Edwards vs Conor McGregor preview
When is Edwards vs McGregor?
Leon Edwards could potentially face Conor McGregor, in Spring 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Edwards vs McGregor 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.
Conor McGregor would make his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest McGregor would have a massive power advantage over Edwards, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Edwards' 33%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Edwards would have a slight advantage over McGregor, with a 14% submission rate over McGregor's 5%.
Leon Edwards is the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Edwards has a height advantage of 5 inches over McGregor. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Edwards is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 year and 2 months later than McGregor, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 27 more professional rounds, 72 to McGregor's 45.
Edwards vs McGregor 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.
Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 3 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.
McGregor's last 4 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Edwards vs McGregor?
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