Report: ‘The Ultimate Fighter 21’ Winner Kamaru Usman to Face Leon Edwards on Dec. 19

By: Mike Fridley
Sep 1, 2015
According to an unconfirmed report by the Orlando Sentinel, “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 21 winner Kamaru Usman will take on Leon Edwards in a welterweight clash at UFC on Fox 17 on Dec. 19.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s final event of 2015, UFC on Fox 17 goes down at the Amway enter in Orlando, Fla.

The 27-year-old Usman captured the “TUF 21” title with a second-round submission of Hayder Hassan on July 12. The Blackzilians product has a 6-1 professional record.

Edwards (10-2), will enter the contest on a two-fight winning streak. The 24-year-old is 2-1 in the UFC, with wins against Seth Baczynski and Pawel Pawlak. The British welterweight’s lone Octagon loss came against Claudio Henrique da Silva in his Octagon debut.

UFC on Fox 17 will be headlined by a lightweight title fight, as champion Rafael dos Anjos rematches Donald Cerrone. Dos Anjos defeated Cerrone via decision in August of 2013.

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