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Leon Edwards vs Jorge Masvidal preview
When is Edwards vs Masvidal?
Leon Edwards could potentially square off against Jorge Masvidal, in Early 2022.
The fight would take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Edwards vs Masvidal 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.
Jorge Masvidal would make his way to the cage with a record of 35 wins, 17 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Masvidal would have an advantage in power over Edwards, with a 46% knock out percentage over Edwards' 33%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Edwards would have a slight advantage over Masvidal, with a 14% submission rate over Masvidal's 6%.
Leon Edwards is the younger man by 7 years, at 31 years old.
Edwards has a height advantage of 3 inches over Masvidal. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Edwards is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 28 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 8 year later than Masvidal, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He has fought 61 less professional rounds, 72 to Masvidal's 133.
Edwards vs Masvidal 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 won against 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 won against 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 defeated 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.
Jorge Masvidal has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Gilbert Burns at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Colby Covington at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Kamaru Usman at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had been beaten by Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had won against Nate Diaz at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Jorge Masvidal has been fighting more than Leon Edwards.
Leon Edwards last fought 2 months and 7 days ago, while Jorge Masvidal's last outing was 1 month and 17 days ago.
Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Masvidal's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Edwards vs Masvidal?
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