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British mixed martial artist Leon Edwards has shared his views on the rematch between UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and American Jorge Masvidal.
Due to the fact that ‘Gamebred’ took his first fight with Kamaru Usman on just days notice, many fans and pundits believe that things will go much differently in the rematch. With that said, Leon Edwards does not share that same theory.
The Birmingham native recently spoke with ESPN‘s Ariel Helwani where he shared the following prediction for the Usman vs. Masvidal rematch.
“If I had to put money on it, I’d probably favor Usman,” Edwards said. “I just can’t see what Masvidal could do different. He’s the smaller man, he doesn’t look strong in the clinch. His wrestling isn’t great. I just can’t see what he does that’s gonna be amazing to switch up his style. He’s fought the same way for a long time.”
Recall that Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal will have a rematch on April 24 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, USA in the main event of UFC 261.