The UFC welterweight contender is expected to be the next title challenger for champion Kamaru Usman. UFC president Dana White said Edwards (19-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) is “100 percent” next in line for the champion.
“That kid’s had a rough run and he deserves it,” White told TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter. “If you look at it, Colby (Covington) lost to him (Usman) twice, Gilbert lost, Leon’s next. He’s No. 3.”