Rising UK welterweight star Leon Edwards is a man on a mission to climb closer to UFC gold and has revealed his next opponent to get him up there… Rafael Dos Anjos.
It was recently confirmed that Khabib Nurmagomedov would headline UFC 242 as expected against challenger Dustin Poirier. It was on the official announcement through Twitter that Edwards expressed his fight interest:
Leon Edwards has been extremely impressive as of late, going on a 7 fight winning streak including wins most recently over Donald Cerrone and Gunnar Nelson. He is currently ranked #11 in the welterweight division and if a fight with #3 Rafael Dos Anjos materialises… A victory could really slingshot Edwards to the right end of a title shot.
UFC 242 is set to take place in Abu Dhabi, September 7th and is one of the most anticipated cards of the year, despite only one fight being official.
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