For Leon Edwards it was actually pretty simple: Beat Belal Muhammad, and punch a ticket to a jenyoowhine title shot against UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. To punch that ticket — or to punch anything, really — he merely needed to make a fist.
Two years ago Leon Edwards distinguished himself to a fight public that still confused him, somewhat regularly, with Leon Roberts. That night in London he beat Gunnar Nelson by split decision, which was pretty cool. But what really made him materialize...
I like to think it’s strictly coincidence that two of the three titleholders at UFC 259 have names pronounced as yawn, and that by making Amanda Nunes something like a 150-to-1 favorite over Megan Anderson Vegas is trying to make us do just that, but I’m telling you — something’s in the air for Saturday night.
If there was an ounce of caution heading into Ciryl Gane’s heavyweight fight with Jairzinho Rozenstruik, it had to do with something the fight game is all too familiar with — the hunch to guard against a letdown