Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev Gets New Official Date

Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev has received its third date. 

Dana White confirmed to MMA Junkie that the fight will take place in the main event of the promotion’s upcoming UFC Fight Night card on March 13.

Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev Gets New Official Date

They were originally supposed to fight in the headliner of the December 19th show. However, that got nixed after Edwards suffered severe symptoms from COVID-19. They were booked for the January 20th show, butChimaev was pulled from the bout after he contracted the virus.

This will be Edwards’ first fight since beating Rafael dos Anjos in July 2019. He’s on an eight-fight winning streak. 

Chimaev has bursted on the scene with some amazing performances. He made his promotional debut at UFC on ESPN 13 by defeating John Phillips in dominant fashion. Chimaev picked up his second promotional victory, finishing Rhys McKee in the first round at UFC on ESPN 14 just 10 days later.

Here’s the card: 

  • Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev
  • Davey Grant vs. Jonathan Martinez
  • Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt
  • Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula

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