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Leon Edwards Reveals UFC 300 Fight Plans

Welterweight champion Leon Edwards has outlined ambitious plans for 2024, setting his sights on significant fights in the UFC.

During a recent appearance at a match in Birmingham, England, between Aston Villa and Burnley, Edwards took the opportunity to address the fans at halftime. In his statement, he revealed his intention to compete at UFC 300 in April and then defend his title in a summer bout, potentially in Birmingham.

"I will defend my belt in April at UFC 300 in Vegas again, then hopefully in the summertime get a show back in Birmingham at Villa Park," Edwards announced.

He also mentioned ongoing discussions with the UFC in hopes of finalizing the details for these upcoming fights.

While the UFC has already confirmed several high-profile matchups for UFC 300, including Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic and Aljamain Sterling vs. Calvin Kattar, the event's lineup currently lacks a title fight. Edwards' declaration suggests that his title defense could be in consideration for the event, or at the very least, that he is eager to step into the octagon for another significant bout.

In December 2023, Edwards secured a unanimous decision victory over Colby Covington at UFC 296, marking his second successful defense of the welterweight title and extending his winning streak to 12 fights (excluding one no-contest).


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