Jorge Masvidal, Leon Edwards Agree To Fight At UFC 269
A fight fans have been asking for since 2019 is inching closer to reality.
UFC welterweights Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal agreed to meet in the octagon at UFC 269 on December 11, UFC chief business officer Hunter Campbell told ESPN. Contracts have yet to be signed, but they have been sent to both parties.
The personal rivalry dates back to March 2019 when Edwards and Masvidal got into a backstage scuffle at a UFC Fight Night event in London.
Edwards interrupted Masvidal’s post-fight interview and was later struck in the face by Masvidal. Masvidal’s infamous phrase “three-piece and a soda” described the punches he landed on Edwards.
You’re welcome #supernecessary
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) October 11, 2021
Earlier in September, Edwards erased any possibility of a grudge match between him and Masvidal happening, adding that he was looking for a title fight.
But Edwards went back on his words a few days later when he told Ariel Helwani that his next fight would be with Masvidal in either November or December. Aside from a title shot, he’s the only fighter he wants, he added.
Edwards (19-3) is on a nine-fight winning streak while Masvidal (35-15) is aiming to bounce back from two failed title shots against Kamaru Usman.
Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier are headlining UFC 269 with a lightweight title fight, which is expected to happen in Las Vegas.