Leon Edwards wanted a win over an big name — and he got one.
The welterweight fighter picked up a unanimous decision victory over longtime UFC contender Donald Cerrone in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Singapore event, which took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
Edwards dominated the action early in the fight. Following the second round, the bout with Cerrone became a little more competitive, but either way, it was enough for the Englishman to secure 48-47 scores on all three judges’ scorecards. Now unbeaten in his last six fights, Edwards called out Jorge Masvidal for a fight in his hometown of Birmingham.
Check out below how the pro’s reacted to Edwards’ win over Cerrone, along with more action at UFC Singapore.
LEON EDWARDS DEF. DONALD CERRONE
Edwards looked like he was going to sleep Cowboy in the first two, then began to slow. Still got the win and busted Cowboy up, but let Cowboy back in for the last two, two-and-a-half. Going five with Cowboy is no walk-in-the-park, though. Congrats. #ufcsingapore— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) June 23, 2018
Happy that fellow European Edwards picking up a win but bummed that Cowboy lost. Would’ve liked to see Edwards try and go more for a finish though. Felt he was cruising a bit too much for my liking but really showed some great attack’s and counters as well. Congrats!#UFCSingapore— Nicolas “Lokomotivo” Dalby (@DalbyMMA) June 23, 2018
If @Cowboycerrone wasn't half that main event there's no way I would've sat up to watch that. I personally thought he won especially with Edwards doing very little all fight. #disappointed #UFCSingapore https://t.co/z28v5otnh6— Damien Brown (@beatdown155) June 23, 2018
Great fight @Leon_edwardsmma I had you winning 4 rounds to 1— scott askham (@scottaskham1) June 23, 2018
OVINCE SAINT PREUX DEF. TYSON PEDRO
Big mistake by Pedro on the TD attempt. OSP takes mounts and subs him. Big comeback. #ufcsingapore— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) June 23, 2018
Fuuucckkkkk OSP always gets something from nowhere. Solid start from Pedro looked the goods against a former title challenger #UFCSingapore— Damien Brown (@beatdown155) June 23, 2018
The STRENGTH of that MAN! Congrats Ovince! #UFCSingapore— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) June 23, 2018
JESSICA EYE DEF. JESSICA-ROSE CLARK
Eye has found some real life in this 125 lb division. Title challenger early next year if the division doesn’t get backed up. #UFCSingapore— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) June 23, 2018
Wait 30-27 wtf was that judging watching... great fight ladies and technical #UFCSingapore— Damien Brown (@beatdown155) June 23, 2018