Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Leon “Rocky” Edwards will take on Nate Diaz in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 263 card.

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

The 29-year-old, Leon Edwards is coming in with a 18-3-0 (1 NC) record. Edwards will be fighting for the first time since a nc via No contest against Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad in March.

Diaz, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO loss against Jorge Masvidal on March 13, 2021 at UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz and holds a 21-12-0 record.

Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz
29
Age
36
6′ 2″
Height
6′ 0″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
74″
Reach
76″
18-3-0 (1 NC)
Record
21-12-0
Southpaw
Stance
Southpaw

Leon Edwards has an southpaw fighting stance with a 74″ reach. The 36-year-old, Nate Diaz is an southpaw 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 47%.
→ Edwards lands 2.56 significant strikes per minute.
→ Edwards’s takedown accuracy is 30%.
→ Edwards’s takedown average is 1.35 per 15 minutes.
→ Edwards’s takedown defense is 70%.

Edwards comes in with 47% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.56 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Diaz fires at 45% accuracy, landing about 4.62 significant strikes per minute. Leon Edwards also has a 30% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.35 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Diaz’s 1.19 takedowns and 42% takedown accuracy.

Nate Diaz:
→ Diaz’s striking accuracy is 45%.
→ Diaz lands 4.62 significant strikes per minute.
→ Diaz’s takedown accuracy is 30%.
→ Diaz’s takedown average is 1.19 per 15 minutes.
→ Diaz’s takedown defense is 42%.

Nate spent on average 10:56 minutes in the Octagon and Leon has an average fight time of 14:30 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 263 is live in , who do you think will win, Leon or Nate? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2
Date
June 12, 2021
Location
Glendale, Arizona, USA
Matchup
Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz

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