Leon Edwards entered this fight with a pro mma record of 16-3-0 (56% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.13 welterweight in the world. He lost to current #1 Ufc Ww champ Kamaru Usman in 2015 but since then he has won six consecutive bouts defeating Peter Sobotta (Leon Edwards vs Peter Sobotta) and Donald Cerrone in 2018 (Donald Cerrone vs Leon Edwards).
His opponent, the black belt in karate and Brazilian jiu-jitsu Gunnar Nelson, has a record of 17-3-1 (94% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.15 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Santiago Ponzinibbio in 2017 (Gunnar Nelson vs Santiago Ponzinibbio) but he came back to win in 2018 with Alex Oliveira (Gunnar Nelson vs Alex Oliveira). Edwards vs Nelson is on the undercard of Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal – UFC Fight Night 147 (UFC on ESPN+ 5). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 147: Till vs. Masvidal
Where: The O2 Arena, London, England
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
UFC Fight Night 147 fight card (main card):
Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal
Leon Edwards vs Gunnar Nelson
Dominick Reyes vs Volkan Oezdemir
Nathaniel Wood vs Jose Alberto Quinonez
Claudio Henrique da Silva vs Danny Roberts
Jack Marshman vs John Phillips
Edwards’ previous fight: Donald Cerrone vs Leon Edwards
Nelson’s previous fight: Gunnar Nelson vs Alex Oliveira
Edwards’ next fight: Rafael dos Anjos vs Leon Edwards
Edwards vs Nelson Fight Video:
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