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Leon Edwards wants to fight for the middleweight title! Another double champ fight on the line

After a successful title defense by Leon Edwards at UFC 296, who will he face next? Is it going to be another title defense or a new challenge? Edwards is currently the UFC Welterweight Champion and has remained undefeated in the UFC since 2016. He has defended his title twice against Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington. But who is he going to face next?

Well, we’ve got you covered. If you look back a few months ago, Leon Edwards said he wanted to fight for the middleweight title. Here is what Edwards said:

“I want to fight for the middleweight title at UFC 300.”

Leon Edwards recently defeated Colby Covington by unanimous decision at UFC 296 and defended his title. Sean Strickland is the current UFC middleweight champion. UFC 300 will take place on April 13, 2024, in Las Vegas, United States, and we could see the fight title.

But things might be difficult. The reason is that on January 21, 2024, at UFC 297, Sean Strickland will defend his title against Dricus du Plessis. In less than a month’s gap, it can be difficult for the middleweight champion to fight again if the fight has some blood on it.

But if this happens, the UFC might get a new double champion. For that, we have to wait a while and hope that Dana White announces their fight on a match card. Till then, let us look at the head-to-head stats of Edwards, Strickland, and du Plessis.

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Edwards vs. Strickland vs. du Plessis head-to-head

Stats Strickland Du Plessis Edwards
MMA Record 28-5-0 20-2-0 22-3-1
Age 32 years old 29 years old 32 years old
Height 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) 6 feet (1.83 m) 6 feet (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg) 185 lb (84 kg) 170 lb (77 kg)
Reach 76 inches (193 cm) 76 inches (190 cm) 74 inches (188 cm)

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