Leon Edwards

by John Max 27 Nov,2020
Leon Edwards
Personal Info
  • Famous Name Leon Edwards
  • Country Jamaica JM
Facts
  • Birth Name Leon Edwards
  • Birth Place Kingston, Jamaica
  • Famous Name Leon Edwards
  • Net Worth $1 million
  • Nationality British-Jamaican
  • Ethnicity African
  • Profession MMA Fighter
  • Currently Working For UFC
  • Children 1

Ranked #3 in the UFC welterweight rankings, Leon Edwards is a British-Jamaican mixed martial artist. A professional since 2011, he competed at Fight UK MMA, SAH 14, and BAMMA before signing to the UFC in 2014. As of November 2020, he has compiled a professional record of 18-3-0 (win-loss-draw).

Kingston, Jamaica native, Leo Edwards was born on 25th August 1991, under the star sign Virgo. The twenty-nine years old holds dual nationality: British-Jamaican and is of African ethnic background. Regarding his physique, he stands 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) tall and weighs 77.3 kg (170 lb; 12.17 st).

How Much Is Leon Edwards Net Worth In 2020? 

Leon Edwards is currently signed to the UFC where the fighters get paid a base salary and also there is typically a “win bonus”, “fight of the night” and “performance of the night.”

UFC Career Earning

Date Events Opponents Result Earning
8 November 2014 UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux Claudio Silva Loss $8,000
11 April 2015 UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 Seth Baczynski Win $66,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)
18 July 2015 UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites Pawel Pawlak Win $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)
19 December 2015 UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 Kamaru Usman Loss $17,500 ($15,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)
8 May 2016 UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski Dominic Waters Win $32,500 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)
8 October 2016 UFC 204 Albert Tumenov Win $39,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
18 March 2017 UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson Vicente Luque Win $43,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
2 September 2017 UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve Bryan Barberena Win $47,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
17 March 2018 UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov Peter Sobotta Win $51,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 win bonus, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)
23 June 2018 UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards Donald Cerrone Win $55,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)
16 March 2019 UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal Gunnar Nelson Win $64,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 win bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay)
20 July 2019 UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards Rafael dos Anjos Win $68,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 win bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay)

Besides, he has also competed at BAMMA and Fight UK MMA, earning a decent amount. Furthermore, he is sponsored by ICONIC Menswear. As of 2020, his net worth is approximately $1 million

Is Leon Edwards Married?

When it comes to his personal life, Leo Edwards is quite confidential. It is still unknown if the welterweight fighter is married, in a relationship, or still single.

Leon Edwards' son SOURCE: Instagram @leon_edwardsmma

One thing we do know about his personal life is, Leon Edwards has a son, Jayon. Scrolling through his Instagram account, he has shared adorable pictures with his little boy.  However, the boy's mama is nowhere to be found on his social.  

Early Years and Family

Bron in Kingston, Lron lived with his father, mother, and brother Fabina, in a wooden shack with a zinc roof. The family lived in a poverty. Leon said, "It wasn't a one-bedroom; it was one room, period. In that room was the kitchen, the living room, and the bedroom. We had one bed that we all slept in". Still, he was a happy kid, he added.

When he was about 5 or 6 years old, his father moved to London, where his grandmother was living. His father sent for him, his mother and brother, Fabian and me. At nine the family moved to Aston, a crime-ridden neighborhood in Birmingham but his dad stayed in London. When he was 14, his father was murdered. He was shot and killed at a nightclub in London. 

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