Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards is a Jamaican-born British professional MMA fighter. He is currently competing in the UFC in the welterweight division. Read the article to know Edwards’ net worth, salary, earnings, wife, age, height, weight, and other personal details.

About Leon Edwards:

Edwards was born in Jamaica and moved to England at age nine. His mother admitted him to an MMA club at the age of 17 to get him out of the criminal lifestyle. In 2010, he began his professional MMA fighting career. His debut match was at the Bushido Challenge 2- A New Dawn. There he fought Carl Booth and won via submission in 2nd round.

Following that, Leon Edwards started fighting under Fight UK MMA with a signed contract. His debut match was a 1st round TKO win against Damian Zlotnicki. After having a 2-1 fight record, he left Fight UK MMA. Then he fought at Strength and Honor 14 and BAMMA before joining UFC.

Edwards joined UFC in 2014. His debut match was a loss against Claudio Silva. Then he won his second and third start before losing again. This time he lost against Kamaru Usman via unanimous decision in round 3. Following the bout, he garnered a constructive win record of 8. Currently, the Brit martial artist has a record of 19 wins and 3 losses in 23 matches. Furthermore, he is currently ranked 2nd in the UFC welterweight rankings.

Leon Edwards’ Net Worth and Salary:

Leon Edwards’ net worth is $1 million in 2023. His career earnings are $1.074 million from professional MMA. Currently, he earns a guaranteed purse of $110,000 from each fight. His biggest paycheck came from the UFC 263 fight against Nate Diaz. There he earned a total of $231,000 as prize money. Edwards earned $66,000 from his UFC debut fight. Tonight, he will earn a $400k guaranteed purse against Kamaru Usman at UFC 278.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Leon Edwards
Nickname Rocky
Profession Mixed Martial Arts
Stance Southpaw
Division Welterweight
Date of Birth 25 August 1991
Place of Birth Kingstone, Jamaica
Residence Edrington, Birmingham, England
Nationality Jamaican-British
Debut 2010
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Age 30
Net Worth $1 million
Career Earnings $1.074 million
Marital Status n/a
Father’s Name n/a
Mother’s Name n/a
Salary $110,000
Twitter Handle @Leon_edwardsmma
Instagram Handle @leonedwardsmma

Edwards’ Wife:

Leon Edwards’ marital status is currently unknown. He is very secretive about his personal life. He has a son named Jayon Edwards, who is currently 6 years old.

His Age:

Edwards was born on 25 August 1991 in Kingstone, Jamaica. He is currently 30 years old.

His Height and Weight:

The Jamaica-born English martial artist’s height is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm), and he weighs 170lbs (77 kg). Currently, he is competing in the welterweight division.

Edwards’ Nickname:

Edwards’ in-ring nickname ‘Rocky’. It had been given to him by a friend. It’s based on the ‘Rocky’ film, which starred Sylvester Stallone as a boxer.

Leon Edwards’ stats:

MMA Career Overview

Category Win Loss
Knockout 6 0
Submission 3 0
Decision 10 2
Disqualification 0 1
No Contests 1

UFC Stats

Category Stats
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute 2.62
Significant Striking Accuracy 49%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute 2.15
Significant Strike Defense 55%
Avg Takedowns Landed per 15min 1.48
Takedown Accuracy 35%
Takedown Defense 70%
Avg Submissions Attempted per 15min 0.3

Leon Edwards’ 8-fight Win Streak

FAQ about Leon Edwards:

What is Leon Edwards’ Net Worth in 2023?

Leon Edward’s net worth is $1 million in 2023.

What is Edwards’ Career Earnings?

Edwards’ career earnings reached over $1.074 million in 2023.

Is He Married?

Edwards’ marital and relationship status is currently undisclosed.

How Tall is Edwards?

Edwards is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall.

 

Abdullah Al Hasan writes about various players, especially about their Biography. He is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He also writes on Surprise Sports regularly.

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