Leon Edwards is a professional mixed martial artist from Jamaica, based in England. He was born on August 25, 1991, in Kingston, Jamaica.
Edwards started training in MMA at a young age, inspired by his father, who was also a martial artist. He made his professional debut in 2011 and eventually signed with the UFC in 2014.
Edwards is known for his well-rounded skills, including striking, grappling, and wrestling. He has notable victories over top fighters such as Donald Cerrone, Rafael dos Anjos, and Vicente Luque. Edwards is also known for his impressive winning streak, which lasted from 2016 to 2019.
In addition to his fighting career, Edwards is also involved in various charitable causes, including helping disadvantaged youth in Jamaica and supporting mental health organizations.
Edwards’ fighting career was temporarily put on hold in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he returned to the octagon in 2021 and is currently ranked among the top welterweight fighters in the world.