UFC 263: Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz Welterweight Division Clash Breakdown

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Leon Edwards “Rocky” and Nate Diaz are set to bring UFC 263 to life on June 12th alongside the main events and title fights, in a fight that promises to be punishing. Edwards and Diaz are two great fighters and the battle between them will be very much anticipated and the fans will expect to receive a good showing.

Leon Edwards “Rocky” stands at a staggering 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) and has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Edwards is ranked fifth in the UFC welterweight rankings, and this reputable standing can be credited to his amazing exploits in the Octagon, recording 18 wins (6 by knockouts, 3 by submission and 9 by decision), 3 losses (2 by decision and 1 by disqualification) and 1 no contest in a total of 22 fights. Edwards over time has proven himself to be one of the fiercest fighters around in the UFC, especially in the welterweight division.

Edwards and Diaz face off in welterweight division clash on June 12th at UFC 263

Nate Diaz who is set to face off against Edwards is also a superb fighter, standing at an equal 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) Diaz wields a very respectable 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Diaz is a very active fighter and has a decent fighting record to show his efforts, amassing 20 wins (5 knockouts, 11 submissions and 4 decisions) and 12 losses (2 knockouts, 1 submission, 9 decisions) over 32 fights. Diaz has a high proficiency in the use of submission holds and has often disposed of them using the holds.

The match between Edwards and Diaz at first sight tilts in the favor of Edwards, as his statistical achievements put him ahead of Diaz. Both of them have high endurance levels as the larger number of their matches have gone through all five rounds and have been decided by judges’ decisions.

However, the great difference in their win ratios puts Edward as the favorite for the fight, Edward who has a win ratio of 82% clearly edges Diaz with 63% on paper. The match is almost evened out on paper, but the antics of both fighters in the ring would ultimately determine who the better fighter is.

This is a very promising matchup, and all fans expect to get their money’s worth of entertainment, as well as a splendid performance from the two fighters who are set to face-off.

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