World News – GB – Leon Edwards to face Khamzat Chimaev in huge UFC clash on December 19

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LEON EDWARDS will face Khamzat Chimaev on December 19 – as he retains his spot among the No.3-seeded welterweight

The Briton has not had a fight since defeating former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in July 2019

But UFC President Dana White has revealed a deal has been made for the 29-year-old to take on rising star Chimaev

White told the Jim Rowe Show: « We just made a deal for Leon Edwards vs Chimaev

« They will fight It will be a big fight and he can stop calling everyone on Twitter now. He has an opponent »

Edwards was set to face former welterweight king Tyron Woodley in March in the headliner of UFC London

Chimaev on the other hand has fought three times this year, twice on Fight Island in July

The 26-year-old Russian-born Swede won his UFC debut over John Phillips in middleweight and ten days later arrested Rhys McKee

He then maintained his winning streak with a 17-second knockout against Gerald Meerschaert last month

Promoter White tipped Chimaev to superstar if he can beat Edwards, who has a chance to steal the show from the future comer

He said: « This guy had 30,000 followers in his first fight, he now has almost a million followers

« This kid is one fight away from being a massive superstar If he can beat Leon Edwards, he will be a huge superstar in the UFC »

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World News – UK – Leon Edwards to face Khamzat Chimaev in massive UFC clash on December 19



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