One of the biggest grudges in the UFC welterweight division will be resolved later this year when Birmingham’s Leon Edwards steps into the octagon with Jorge Masvidal.
According to Ariel Helwani, Edwards and Masvidal will square off against each other in a three-round bout at UFC 269, which takes place on December 11. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto also reported that no contracts had been signed yet, but the fight agreements have been sent to both parties.
The bad blood between the two started in 2019 when both men were involved in a backstage altercation at a UFC fight night in London. Masvidal struck Edwards, leaving the Brit with a significant cut under his eye.
Later in an interview, Masvidal would describe the punches as the now-infamous “three-piece and a soda.”