Leon Edwards has been asking for a little more respect, and with his latest victory, he’s certainly earned it.
Edwards (17-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) picked up a decision win over Gunnar Nelson at this past weekend’s UFC on ESPN+ 5 event in London, giving “Rocky” a seven-fight winning streak and seeing him move up to the No. 15 spot in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA welterweight rankings. It’s a position that should get him a big fight, perhaps even against Jorge Masvidal (33-13 MMA, 10-6 UFC), who moved into the list at No. 14 with his win over Darren Till in the headlining bout of UFC on ESPN+ 5.
Dominick Reyes (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) also made a big move with his win in London. Check out the new look of every weight class in the latest edition of our weekly rankings.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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