Finally, after two years of intense back and forth between Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal, the UFC has booked a fight between these two welterweight rivals. Consequently, this much-anticipated face-off will take place in December at UFC 269. As a result, a lot of fans are excited after the announcement of this fight.
Building up to this fight, Masvidal’s coach Mike Brown spoke about Gamebred’s dedication and hunger for MMA in an interview with MMA Fighting. “He’s in the gym all the time training, evolving, getting better, improving and that’s what he does.”
The ATT coach also had high praise for Jorge’s intellect in Mixed Martial Arts as he declared him as one of the best in the business in terms of fight IQ. I’ve said this a million times but I think he’s got you know maybe the highest fight IQ of anybody I know.
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He’s always adding new weapons to his arsenal. I think that’s his best asset that he has so many skills. And he has those skills for a reason. Because he just knows how to hone in on a group of ideas and work, work, work until he’s got them down and he can pull it off in a fight.
There is no doubt that Masvidal is well rounded with several skills in his locker. Moreover, he is vastly experienced with 50 fights to his name. Hence this fight between Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards will be very interesting. So Comment below your thoughts about this matchup.
How will Jorge Masvidal fare against Leon Edwards?
As most people must be aware that Jorge Masvidal is on the back of two consecutive losses. Meanwhile, Leon Edwards is on a scintillating nine-fight win streak in the UFC. However, this fight will be very interesting as both the fighters are extremely skilled and powerful.
The Gamebred is indeed on a skid after losing against Kamaru Usman twice. But the former UFC welterweight title contender can pose several problems to his British opponent at UFC 269. Considering Nate Diaz almost knocked out Edwards at UFC 263. As a result, unlike Diaz, Masvidal is very smart who will pounce at any given opportunity to finish his opponent.
Moreover, The BMF won’t allow Edwards to easily control him on the ground which makes this fight very exciting. Therefore this is a very evenly matched up contest and either fighter can win this fight. As a result, fans can expect an epic fight between these two welterweights. So who do you think will come out on top of this welterweight clash?