UFC welterweight contenders, Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal will finally settle their bad blood at UFC 269 on December 11 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
MMA journalist Ariel Helwani was the first to report the news of the matchup, although the promotion has yet to officially announce the bout. The two elite 170-pounders have been embroiled in an ongoing feud ever since they got in an altercation backstage following UFC Fight Night 147 in March 2019, where Masvidal sucker-punched Edwards after his team interrupted the 36-year old Miami, Florida native's post-fight interview.
Edwards is 9-0-1 in his last ten Octagon appearances and hasn't been defeated since December 2015. He will look to continue to build off of the momentum of his most recent bout where he defeated Nate Diaz via a unanimous decision back at UFC 263. Masvidal on the other hand will try to avoid the first three-fight losing streak of his career against Edwards and will try to rebound from a second-round knockout loss to current UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, at UFC 261.