PHOENIX – Leon Edwards is aware of he desires to make a selection astronomical on Saturday evening.
The UFC welterweight contender takes on valuable individual Nate Diaz in a five-round bout on the predominant card of UFC 263. It’s Edwards’ (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) highest profile opponent to this point, and it’s a precise opportunity to potentially cement himself as the close contender in the division.
“I absorb to head accessible and screen my case, ,” Edwards mentioned at the UFC 263 press conference on Thursday. “If I smoke a man like Nate, they’ll place me in a self-discipline that I deserve. That’s nine in a row, and that’s the third most in the history of the promotion. So I’m expecting it. I know Nate is a tough guy and sturdy.
Edwards hasn’t lost since setting up immediate in a name to now UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman encourage in December 2015. The Englishman finds himself on an eight-fight winning plug.
On the moderately rather a lot of hand, Diaz hasn’t fought since November 2019 when he lost to Jorge Masvidal by skill of doctor’s stoppage on a cut, thus unable to fetch the BMF title. Diaz is 1-2 in his previous three performances.
Edwards believes he’s at a particular diploma than Diaz, and he’s looking out to screen that at UFC 263.
“Skillset incandescent, I’m leaps above him and I will screen that on Saturday evening,” Edwards mentioned. “I know he mentioned it’s murder or be killed, however I’m here to murder, so I’m in a position to’t wait.”