Leon Edwards reacts after booking fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 262 | BJPenn.com

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UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards reacted after the promotion booked his five-round, co-main occasion battle towards Nate Diaz at UFC 262.

The UFC introduced this week that Edwards vs. Diaz will happen on Could 15 in Houston, Texas. In a UFC first, the battle will likely be a five-round co-main occasion, with the winner certainly being within the combine to battle the winner of the UFC 261 principal occasion between Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman. With Edwards vs. Diaz now official, “Rocky” took to his social media during the last couple of days to share his preliminary reactions to what’s arguably the most important battle of his profession up to now. Check out what Edwards has been sharing recently on his Instagram.

Actual ones solely. Could 15 again at it #StrapSeason #anybodycangetit

This subsequent one is for the gang

We working #may15th #ppv

Edwards is coming off of a controversial No Contest with Belal Muhammad that noticed the battle finish prematurely within the second spherical because of an eye fixed poke. The excellent news for Edwards is that he didn’t lose that battle, so he technically nonetheless has a nine-fight unbeaten streak going, which is likely one of the longest streaks within the division. As for Diaz, he hasn’t fought since November 2019 at UFC 244 when he dropped a TKO (physician stoppage) loss to Masvidal.

Regardless of the lengthy layoff and the actual fact he’s coming off of a loss, the UFC remains to be giving him this large alternative to go on the market and battle Edwards in Could. For Diaz, he couldn’t ask for something extra contemplating Edwards is a top-five ranked fighter at 170lbs. It is a enormous battle within the UFC welterweight division so count on each males to placed on a present come Could 15.

Who do you suppose wins this welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz?

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