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Leon Edwards Gets Kamaru Usman Fight If He Wins “Spectacularly” on Saturday

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UFC President Dana White recently confirmed a big fight for Leon Edwards on the horizon. Edwards will be in the main event of this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Speaking to BT Sport’s Caroline Pearce, Dana White confirmed that if the Englishman puts on a “spectacular” performance this weekend he will “one hundred per cent” be the next challenger to Kamaru Usman.

With White’s response being to a “spectacular” performance, he perhaps as an out if Leon Edwards only pulls of a standard, workman-like decision victory at the weekend?

Here’s the current full card for UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas:

UFC Fight Night – Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad

  • Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad (Welterweight Main Event)
  • Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann (Light Heavyweight)
  • Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins (Heavyweight)
  • Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker (Featherweight)
  • Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder (Strawweight)
  • Matheus Nicolau vs. Manel Kape (Flyweight)
  • Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart (Middleweight)

Preliminary card

  • Cortney Casey vs. JJ Aldrich (Flyweight)
  • Rani Yahya vs. Ray Rodriguez (Bantamweight)
  • Charles Jourdain vs. Marcelo Rojo (Featherweight)
  • Jonathan Martinez vs. Davey Grant (Bantamweight)
  • Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula (Strawweight)
  • Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt (Welterweight)

You can check out Dana White’s comments below:

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