UFC 263: Leon Edwards outclasses Nate Diaz over five bloody rounds

UFC 263: Leon Edwards outclasses Nate Diaz over five bloody rounds

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – JUNE 12: Nate Diaz (L) fights Leon Edwards of Jamaica during their UFC 263 welterweight match at Gila River Arena on June 12, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona.
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Leon Edwards endures fifth-round scare from Nate Diaz to take consentaneous choice win at UFC 263
The first-ever UFC bout that was set for 5 rounds that was neither a primary occasion nor a title fight ends in triumph for Leon Edwards– though Nate Diaz almost got the very best of him in the fights final minute.

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A quiet first round saw Diaz play his typical mind video games and attempt to make things unconventional with his attacks. Edwards landed the much better strikes, nevertheless, and when Diaz began to get things going, Edwards clinched him up and landed a takedown, plus some leg kicks to boot when standing.
Diaz continued to attempt his mind games in the 2nd round, and he almost locked Edwards in a leg lock. Edwards leg kicks were the focus of the round, and that consisted of one that appeared to stun Diaz.
Edwards continued to take Diaz down in the third round, busting him open around his confront with a huge elbow and numerous tough shots. Diaz attempted to play it cool, throwing up a double middle finger (which Edwards reacted with his own) and saw the horn.
In spite of near upset in battles last minute, Leon Edwards gets choice win over Nate Diaz in five-round bout at UFC 263.
Edwards striking success continued over the staying 2 rounds, but Diaz caused a substantial scare in the fights last minute, rocking Edwards and stumbling him with a Stockton slap and left hand, plus numerous follow-up strikes.
It wasnt enough, as Edwards came away with