Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman fight preview

UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 18, 2023, in London, England. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards will take on Kamaru ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Usman in the UFC Welterweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 286 card.

In this post, we will break down Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 32-year-old, Leon Edwards is coming in with a 20-3-0 (1 NC) record. Edwards will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Kamaru Usman at UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards in August.

Usman, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO loss against Leon Edwards on August 20, 2022 at UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards and holds a 20-2-0 record.

Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman
6′ 2″
6′ 0″
170 lbs.
170 lbs.
20-3-0 (1 NC)

Leon Edwards has an southpaw fighting stance with a 74 reach. The 37-year-old, Kamaru Usman is an switch fighter with a 76 reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Leon Edwards:
→ Edwards’s striking accuracy is .
→ Edwards lands 2.59 significant strikes per minute.
→ Edwards’s takedown accuracy is .
→ Edwards’s takedown average is 1.39 per 15 minutes.
→ Edwards’s takedown defense is .

Edwards comes in with striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.59 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Usman fires at accuracy, landing about 4.55 significant strikes per minute. Leon Edwards also has a takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.39 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Usman’s 3.01 takedowns and takedown accuracy.

Kamaru Usman:
→ Usman’s striking accuracy is .
→ Usman lands 4.55 significant strikes per minute.
→ Usman’s takedown accuracy is .
→ Usman’s takedown average is 3.01 per 15 minutes.
→ Usman’s takedown defense is .

Kamaru spent on average minutes in the Octagon and Leon has an average fight time of minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 286 is live in , who do you think will win, Leon or Kamaru? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3
March 18, 2023
London, England
Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman

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