BREAKING:- Jorge Masvidal Returns to UFC Action- Will Feature at UFC 269

Published 10/11/2021, 10:08 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Jorge Masvidal prepares to fight Kamaru Usman in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


As we approach the end of the year, the UFC is putting together fights for the rest of 2021 as well as the first few months of 2022. The most recent addition to the schedule for the remainder of the year is an epic bout between two of the best at welterweight. The long-awaited fight between Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards is now official for UFC 269. 

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The card will take place on December 11th and is expected to be headlined by a lightweight showdown between Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira. The fight is expected to take place in Las Vegas. This will be the last PPV event of the year for the UFC and the promotion is putting together an epic card with multiple must-watch fights on it. 

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Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal finally get to settle the scores inside an octagon

The feud between Edwards and Masvidal goes all the way back to March 2019. ‘Gamebred’ headlined a fight night card in London where he secured a knockout win over hometown hero Darren Till. During a post-fight interview, after his win, Edwards interrupted Masvidal. Subsequently, ‘Gamebred’ walked up to ‘Rocky’ and unleashed the now famous ‘three-piece and a soda’ combination. Since the incident, Edwards has been chomping at the bit to exact revenge against Jorge Masvidal.

‘Gamebred’ is currently on a two-fight skid. He suffered a lopsided unanimous decision, followed by a brutal knockout, both at the hands of Kamaru Usman. ‘Gamebred’ has stated that his plans were to fight whoever gets him closer to the title shot once again. 

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After his win over Nate Diaz, which was his ninth win in a row, many believed Leon Edwards would be next in line for a title shot. However, Colby Covington was awarded his rematch, which meant Edwards would have to secure yet another win to be able to fight for undisputed UFC gold. 

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Leon Edwards initially stated that he had no interest in facing Jorge Masvidal, given his recent record. The two men went back and forth on social media multiple times. However, fans will be relieved to know that the fight is now a done deal.

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December 11th can not get here soon enough. 

Who do you think wins the fight between Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is a senior UFC author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA desk, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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