Over the course of his four-year career in the UFC, Leon Edwards has tested himself against quality opponents.
Next weekend at UFC Fight Night 132, though, he’ll get the biggest fight of his life.
Edwards will headline the event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore live on UFC Fight Pass vs. former title challenger Donald Cerrone.
The 26-year-old from Jamaica has scored five consecutive victories since a 2015 decision loss to top contender Kamaru Usman, including a March TKO of Peter Sobotta. Edwards has also topped Bryan Barberena, Vicente Luque, Albert Tumenov and Dominc Waters, with the Tumenov victory being via third round submission.
He’s a former BAMMA RDX welterweight champion, winning the belt in 2014 vs. Wayne Murrie and defending it vs. Shaun Taylor later that year before signing with the UFC.
Edwards also has made history inside the Octagon. His first win with the UFC was an eight-second knockout of Seth Baczynski that set the record second-fastest welterweight finish. In his most recent outing vs. Sobotta, his third-round finish at 4:59 was the latest in a three-round fight in UFC history.
Now he has the opportunity to face “Cowboy,” a former UFC lightweight title challenger with 33 career wins and 13 “Fight-Night” bonuses. He’s finished 14 opponents and is tied with both Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping with 20 UFC wins.
Cerrone snapped a three-fight losing skid in February with a first round TKO of Yancy Medeiros. He’s also bested the likes of Matt Brown, Patrick Cote, Myles Jury, Benson Henderson and Eddie Alvarez in recent years.
Below is the current fight card:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/8 a.m. ET)
Welterweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Leon Edwards
Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Tyson Pedro
Female Flyweight: Jessica Eye vs. Jessica-Rose Clark
Welterweight: Li Jingliang vs. Daichi Abe
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/4:30 a.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Teruto Ishihara vs. Petr Yan
Bantamweight: Felipe Arantes vs. Song Yadong
Welterweight: Song Kenan vs. Hector Aldana
Welterweight: Shinsho Anzai vs. Jake Matthews
Strawweight: Yan Xiaonan vs. Viviane Pereira
Flyweight: Matt Schnell vs. Naoki Inoue
Flyweight: Ashkan Mokhtarian vs. Jenel Lausa
Featherweight: Rolando Dy vs. Shane Young
Female Flyweight: Melinda Fabian vs. Ji Yeon Kim
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