The welterweight division in the UFC has expanded thanks to Leon Edwards’ victory at UFC 286. With “Rocky,” there are a lot of thrilling battles that are just waiting to happen. This might entail a confrontation with Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington, or Jorge Masvidal.
The welterweight division in the UFC has expanded thanks to Leon Edwards’ victory at UFC 286. With “Rocky,” there are a lot of thrilling battles that are just waiting to happen. This might entail a confrontation with Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington, or Jorge Masvidal. Islam Makhachev, the reigning lightweight champion in the UFC, also declared his interest in facing Edwards. The Dagestani sent a tweet in which he challenged the Birmingham fighter to a battle in Abu Dhabi in October. A similar post was also published by Colby Covington, who was present at UFC 286 in London, England, challenging Edwards to a bout in July.
The main event of UFC 286 was a highly anticipated trilogy bout between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. ‘Rocky’ had a strong performance, dominating Usman throughout the majority of the five rounds. But, in one instance, the Birmingham boxer lost a point for clutching the fence.
Once the entire 25 minutes had passed, Edwards was deemed the winner by a majority vote. The three judges gave “Rocky” victories by scores of 48-46, 48-46, and 47-47.
Since winning on March 18, Edwards has gone undefeated in his previous 12 UFC fights.
Colby Covington comments on Leon Edwards’ performance at UFC 286
On March 18, Leon Edwards’ performance versus Kamaru Usman did not impress Colby Covington.
Megan Olivi spoke with Covington following ‘Rocky’s victory during the UFC 286 live broadcast. ‘Chaos’ stated that he did not find Edwards’ performance to be particularly noteworthy. Moreover, Covington asserted that the fact that the fight was taking place in Rocky’s nation had an impact on how the match was scored.
“I didn’t see anything noteworthy. I spy a man who has lost his appetite. He seemed to have gotten the title, made his money, and cashed out somewhat. He will undoubtedly face some home cooking evaluations. He succeeded in his home affair. It’s time to visit the man right away.” Covington has not fought in the octagon for more than a year and is 2-2 in his past four UFC fights. It might therefore be difficult for “Chaos,” despite the fact that he served as the backup fighter for the UFC 286 main event, to return to the title race.