Leon Edwards will fight UFC veteran Donald Cerrone at UFC Singapore. The 26-year-old Edwards is riding high on momentum and he thinks that a win over Cerrone would help him get the attention that he deserves.
Despite having a five-fight winning streak to his name, Edwards is barely considered as a contender in the division and according to him, UFC Singapore could change this.
“It’s gotta be the biggest fight of my career to date. Cowboy is a legend of the sport and this is my first headline fight with the UFC, so it’s a very big deal. I see a win here opening the door for fights further up the rankings, that’s the plan anyway. We saw Till getting a fight in Liverpool after he beat Cerrone. I hope a win here will give the UFC a reason to get over to Birmingham again — it would be dream for me to fight in my hometown. This is the win that will hopefully see me get the credit I deserve. I’m on a five-fight win streak now so I think it’s about time that I get my chance against guys at the top of the division,” he said.
He also went on to note that the older guys are now fading in the division.
“The older guys are fading out now. I’m young, I’m just 26-years-old. I think everyone else in rankings is over 30. It’s the changing of the guard for sure, and I’ve got to show that I’m a part of that new movement. That’s what I’m focused in on ahead of this fight. I’ve got to show everyone that I’m a threat in this division,” Edwards added.