• Fight Date: Sat, Aug 20, 2022

On Saturday, August 20 at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, USA Kamaru «The Nigerian Nightmare» Usman will meet Leon «Rocky» Edwards for UFC title in a 5-round welterweight bout.

Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards

 Note

Arena, date and time can change.

Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman
The Nigerian Nightmare
Leon Edwards
Leon Edwards
Rocky
Country NigeriaNigeria
Auchi, Nigeria
EnglandEngland
Kingston, Jamaica
Age 35 years 30 years
Pro 9 years 11 years
Height 6′ 0″ (183 cm) 6′ 0″ (183 cm)
Reach 76″ (194 cm) 74″ (188 cm)
Division welterweight
(170 lbs / 77,1 kg)
welterweight
(170 lbs / 77,1 kg)
Stance

orthodox

southpaw
Titles
UFC (welterweight)
-
Record 20 - 1 - 0
(9 KOs)
19 - 3 - 0
(6 KOs)
KOs 45% 31%
Inactive 287 days 434 days
Advant.
Leon Edwards won by knockout (KO) (video).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, August 20 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

On which TV channel or streaming service can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Kamaru Usman versus Leon Edwards?

  • To Be Announced

Usman vs. Edwards Full Fight Highlights

Usman vs. Edwards Fight Promo

Who fights on Saturday, August 20?
Fight card subject to change.

Division Fighter #1 Fighter #2 Notes
welterweight (170 lbs)Kamaru Usman
(20 - 1 - 0)
Leon Edwards
(19 - 3 - 0)
UFC
middleweight (185 lbs)Paulo Costa
(13 - 2 - 0)
Luke Rockhold
(16 - 5 - 0)
bantamweight (135 lbs)José Aldo
(31 - 7 - 0)
Merab Dvalishvili
(14 - 4 - 0)
heavyweight (265 lbs)Marcin Tybura
(22 - 7 - 0)
Alexandr Romanov
(16 - 0 - 0)
light heavyweight (205 lbs)Tyson Pedro
(8 - 3 - 0)
Harry Hunsucker
(7 - 5 - 0)
lightweight (155 lbs)Jared Gordon
(18 - 5 - 0)
Leonardo Santos
(18 - 5 - 1)
bantamweight (135 lbs)Lucie Pudilová
(13 - 7 - 0)
Yanan Wu
(13 - 5 - 0)
featherweight (145 lbs)Sean Woodson
(9 - 1 - 0)
Luis Saldaña
(16 - 7 - 0)
flyweight (125 lbs)Miranda Maverick
(10 - 4 - 0)
Shanna Young
(8 - 4 - 0)
welterweight (170 lbs)AJ Fletcher
(9 - 1 - 0)
Ange Loosa
(8 - 3 - 0)
flyweight (125 lbs)Amir Albazi
(14 - 1 - 0)
Francisco Figueiredo
(13 - 4 - 1)
bantamweight (135 lbs)Aoriqileng
(23 - 9 - 0)
Jay Perrin
(10 - 5 - 0)
flyweight (125 lbs)Victor Altamirano
(10 - 2 - 0)
Daniel da Silva
(11 - 3 - 0)
Kamaru «The Nigerian Nightmare» Usman

Kamaru «The Nigerian Nightmare» Usman

Kamaru Usman is a Nigerian MMA artist.
As a professional athlete, Usman has been performing for 9 years.

Last fight

The last fight of Kamaru Usman took place on November 6, 2021 against Colby CovingtonColby Covington.
Usman won by unanimous decision (UD).

Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 

Kamaru Usman's last fight

First world title

On March 2, 2019 Kamaru Usman became the UFC welterweight champion.
The Nigerian defeated world champion Tyron Woodley.

And the new...

UFC World champion Kamaru Usman

UFC World champion Kamaru Usman

MMA record

  • Total fights: 21
  • Wins: 20
  • Wins by KO: 9
  • Wins by subm: 1
  • Wins by dec: 10
  • Losses: 1
  • Losses by KO: 0
  • Losses by subm: 1
  • Losses by dec: 0
  • Draws: 0

MMA career

How many fights did Kamaru Usman have?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2023-10-21 Khamzat Chimaev Loss
Decision (Majority)
2023-03-18 Leon Edwards Loss
Decision (Majority)
2022-08-20 Leon Edwards Loss
KO (Head Kick)
2021-11-06 Colby Covington Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2021-04-24 Jorge Masvidal Win
KO (Punch)
2021-02-13 Gilbert Burns Win
TKO (Punches)
2020-07-11 Jorge Masvidal Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2019-12-14 Colby Covington Win
TKO (Punches)
2019-03-02 Tyron Woodley Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-11-30 Rafael dos Anjos Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-05-19 Demian Maia Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-01-14 Emil Meek Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2017-09-16 Sergio Moraes Win
KO (Punch)
2017-04-08 Sean Strickland Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2016-11-19 Warlley Alves Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2016-07-23 Alexander Yakovlev Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2015-12-19 Leon Edwards Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2015-07-12 Hayder Hassan Win
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
2014-07-18 Marcus Hicks Win
TKO (Punches)
2014-04-04 Lenny Lovato Win
TKO (Punches)
2014-01-31 Steven Rodriguez Win
TKO (Punches)
2013-12-14 Rashid Abdullah Win
TKO (Punches)
2013-05-24 Jose Caceres Loss
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2012-11-30 David Glover Win
TKO (Punches)

All Kamaru Usman's losses

Who all beat Kamaru Usman?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2023-10-21 Khamzat Chimaev Loss
Decision (Majority)
2023-03-18 Leon Edwards Loss
Decision (Majority)
2022-08-20 Leon Edwards Loss
KO (Head Kick)
2013-05-24 Jose Caceres Loss
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Kamaru «The Nigerian Nightmare» Usman Highlights

Leon «Rocky» Edwards

Leon «Rocky» Edwards

Leon Edwards is an English MMA artist.
As a professional athlete, Edwards has been performing for 11 years.

Last fight

The last fight of Leon Edwards took place on June 12, 2021 against Nate DiazNate Diaz.
Edwards won by unanimous decision (UD).

Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz 

Leon Edwards's last fight

MMA record

  • Total fights: 23
  • Wins: 19
  • Wins by KO: 6
  • Wins by subm: 3
  • Wins by dec: 10
  • Losses: 3
  • Losses by KO: 0
  • Losses by subm: 0
  • Losses by dec: 3
  • Draws: 0
  • No contests: 1

MMA career

How many fights did Leon Edwards have?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2023-12-16 Colby Covington Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2023-03-18 Kamaru Usman Win
Decision (Majority)
2022-08-20 Kamaru Usman Win
KO (Head Kick)
2021-06-12 Nate Diaz Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2021-03-13 Belal Muhammad No contest
No Contest (Accidental Eye Poke)
2019-07-20 Rafael dos Anjos Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2019-03-16 Gunnar Nelson Win
Decision (Split)
2018-06-23 Donald Cerrone Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-03-17 Peter Sobotta Win
TKO (Punches)
2017-09-02 Bryan Barberena Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2017-03-18 Vicente Luque Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2016-10-08 Albert Tumenov Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2016-05-08 Dominic Waters Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2015-12-19 Kamaru Usman Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2015-07-18 Pawel Pawlak Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2015-04-11 Seth Baczynski Win
KO (Punches)
2014-11-08 Claudio Silva Loss
Decision (Split)
2014-09-13 Shaun Taylor Win
KO (Punch)
2014-04-05 Wayne Murrie Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2013-12-14 Wendle Lewis Win
KO (Punches)
2013-09-14 Adam Boussif Win
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
2012-12-01 Jonathan Bilton Win
TKO (Knees)
2012-11-03 Craig White Win
Technical Decision
2012-02-25 Delroy McDowell Loss
Disqualification (Illegal Knee)
2011-11-19 Pawel Zwiefka Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2011-06-05 Damian Zlotnicki Win
TKO (Punches)

All Leon Edwards's losses

Who all beat Leon Edwards?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2015-12-19 Kamaru Usman Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2014-11-08 Claudio Silva Loss
Decision (Split)
2012-02-25 Delroy McDowell Loss
Disqualification (Illegal Knee)

Leon «Rocky» Edwards Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Favorite
    Usman to win: 1/4
  • Underdog
    Edwards to win: 3/1
  • Draw: 21/1

Prediction

Joshua Cook
Who will win: Usman or Edwards?

Usman and Edwards are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the fighters will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Kamaru Usman will win by technical knockout.

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