Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards have agreed to a fight at UFC 269 in December 2021
The news was first reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN after UFC chief business officer Hunter Campbell confirmed the same to ESPN. The contracts for the fight are yet to be signed.
Okamoto’s Tweet read:
“UFC is in the process of finalizing a welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards at UFC 270 on Dec. 11, UFC Chief Business Hunter Campbell tells ESPN. Sneaking this one in before the end of the year. Gotta love it.”
Masvidal is winless since the beginning of 2020. Having challenged Kamaru Usman unsuccessfully twice for the title, Masvidal will be looking forward to getting back to winning ways.
Edwards, on the other hand, is on a nine-fight winning streak. His last defeat was against Usman as well. However, it was 6 long years ago in December 2015. ‘Rocky’ is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 263.
As a result of the fight happening at UFC 269, a trilogy bout between UFC flyweight champ Brandon Moreno and, Deiveson Figueiredo which was set to happen has been pushed to UFC 270 in 2022.
A lot of bad blood going into the fight
Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards have a history of bad blood. It all began at a UFC Fight Night Event in London.
A nasty backstage incident saw Edwards getting struck in the face by ‘Gamebred’ after the latter accused the Brit of interrupting his post-fight interview.
Later that day Masvidal uttered the famous words – “Three-piece and soda” in reference to hitting Edwards in the face.
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