Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
Usman vs EdwardsRound5Time4:04MethodKO/TKO
Edwards vs DiazRound5Time5:00MethodDecision - Unanimous
Edwards vs MuhammadRound2Time0:18MethodCould Not Continue
- Pro since 2011
- Seven wins by KO, three by submission (2 RNC, 1 arm triangle)
- Five first round finishes
- Has won 12 of his last 14
- Unbeaten in 11 straight (10-0, 1 NC)
- 2-0, 1 NC as an amateur
- Origin of nickname – “It was given to me by my friends in school because I was always fighting.”
UFC 278 (8/20/22) Edwards knocked out Kamaru Usman at 4:04 of the fifth round to win the UFC welterweight title
UFC 263 (6/12/21) Edwards won a five-round unanimous decision over Nate Diaz
UFC Fight Night (3/13/21) Edwards’s bout with Belal Muhammad was ruled a no contest (accidental eye poke) at :18 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (7/20/19) Edwards won a five round unanimous decision over Rafael Dos Anjos
UFC Fight Night (3/16/19) Edwards won a three round split decision over Gunnar Nelson
UFC Fight Night (6/23/18) Edwards won a five round unanimous decision over Donald Cerrone
UFC Fight Night (3/17/18) Edwards stopped Peter Sobotta via strikes at 4:59 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (9/2/17) Edwards won a three round unanimous decision over Bryan Barberena
UFC Fight Night (3/18/17) Edwards won a three round unanimous decision over Vicente Luque
UFC 204 (10/8/16) Edwards submitted Albert Tumenov via rear naked choke at 3:01 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (5/8/16) Edwards won a three round unanimous decision over Dominic Waters
UFC on FOX (12/19/15) Edwards lost a three round unanimous decision to Kamaru Usman
UFC Fight Night (7/18/15) Edwards won a three round unanimous decision over Pawel Pawlak
UFC Fight Night (4/11/15) Edwards knocked out Seth Baczynski at :08 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/8/14) Edwards lost a three round split decision to Claudio Silva
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was 17 just to keep out of trouble, and then I fell in love with MMA.
What ranks and titles have you held? I've held various amateur titles and I'm currently the BAMMA British champion
Do you have any heroes? My mom
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a lifelong ambition come true. I always believed it would happen because I dedicated myself to this, and I've always worked as hard as I could in all my training camps to make this happen.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at my gym UTC part-time.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I've held various amateur titles
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite Striking technique: Straight left hand