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Leon Edwards – “I Deserve Welterweight Title Shot”

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UFC Welterweight contender Leon Edwards recently spoke to MMA Fighting. The Englishman will be taking on Belal Muhammad tonight in the main event of UFC Fight Night.

‘If I go out there and f**king lose to this kid, then all these title fights and all these big fights goes away,’ Edwards said whilst speaking to MMA Fighting. ‘I have to go out there and make a statement and show there’s levels to this and I deserve in the top tier of the promotion and that’s it really.”

‘’[I’m] taking him serious” Leon Edwards continued. “I am focused 100 percent on Belal Muhammad cause if I go out there and lose, all them f**king title fights and No. 1 contender fight goes away. So that’s my priority. I’m focused fully on him and we’ll go from there after that.”

‘He’s a good, durable opponent. He pushes the pace to the fight. He’s an all right opponent,’ Edwards said about his opponent Muhammad. ‘Every time he stepped up though, from what I’ve seen of his career, he’s always failed. He’s a mid-tier fighter, I would say for the UFC. This is a whole different level to what he’s used to and what he’s been against. That’s it really. I’m just levels above him and I can’t wait to go out there and show him. There’s levels to this sh*t.”

Here’s the full card for tonight’s UFC Fight Night event:

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)

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