Leon Edwards Net Worth: Interesting Facts, Earnings, House, Age, Height, Biography

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Leon Edwards Net Worth:$2 million (approx.)

NameLeon Edwards
Age30 years old (Born 1991)
Net Worth$2 million (approx.)
StatusActive
Salary$231,000 (last fight vs Nate Diaz)
Source of WealthUFC Career, Endorsements
Endorsements Reebok, Venum, Janus CBD, Montirex, UNIFORM WARES, Iconic Menswear, Monster Energy, and more.
Endorsement Earnings$500,000
Marital Status Unmarried
ResidenceErdington, Birmingham, England
CharitiesN/A

Leon Edwards net worth is around $2 million. From his professional MMA career in the UFC, Leon has made a sizable wealth.

Leon Edwards Net Worth

Leon Edwards is the #3 rank contender in the UFC’s Welterweight division. Also known as, “Rocky”, he is one of the most prominent fighters in his division.

After making a very average and boring start, Leon (19-3-1 NC) was looking like just another fighter on the roster. However, Edwards kept fighting and building a resume, putting some big names on his list. Currently, the Briton is one of the most lethal and in-form fighters on the roster. 

Leon Edwards Net Worth
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Leon Edwards of Jamaica kicks Belal Muhammad in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

Before we begin, here are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, Nevada State Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay, so none of the following payout data for the event is official. However, we can estimate a fighter’s pay info by looking at their previous, officially-released salaries.

Secondly, Leon’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Known for his stamina, endurance, and some immaculate striking, Edwards is sure to have made good money from his fights. Thus, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did he earn? Let’s examine Leon Edwards career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Leon Edwards Career Earnings

Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards of Jamaica trade punches in their welterweight fight during the UFC 263 event at Gila River Arena on June 12, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona.

FighterResultBase SalaryWin BonusPerformance BonusIncentive Pay/ Sponsorship BonusTotal
Nate DiazW$110,000$110,000$11,000$231,000
Belal MuhammadNC$60,000$0$10,000$70,000
Rafael Dos AnjosW$54,000$54,000$10,000$118,000
Gunnar NelsonW$52,000$52,000$10,000$114,000
Donald CerroneW$50,000$50,000$5,000$105,000
Peter SobottaW$32,000$32,000$5,000$69,000
Bryan BarberenaW$30,000$30,000$5,000$65,000
Vicente LuqueW$24,000$24,000$5,000$53,000
Albert TumenovW$17,000$17,000$5,000$39,000
Dominic WatersW$15,000$15,000$2,500$32,500
Kamaru UsmanL$15,000$0$2,500$17,500
Paweł PawlakW$12,000$12,000$2,500$26,500
Seth BaczynskiW$8,000$8,000$50,000$10,000$76,000
Claudio SilvaL$8,000$0$10,000$18,000

Total UFC Earnings: $1,035,000 ($1.03 million) 

Leon Edwards is British-Jamaican mixed martial artist B Leon Edwards.

Leon’s career earnings are projected to be around $1,034,500. When Edward took on Nate Diaz at UFC 263, he was paid the most. He earned $231,000 from this fight.

Leon Edwards has not disclosed his additional sources of money, like sponsorships and brand endorsements.

Before switching to the professional ranks, Edwards made his amateur debut at Bushido Challenge 2 – A New Dawn in 2010.

The athlete then signed a contract with Fight UK MMA. In his first match for the promotion, he faced Damian Zlotnicki and won by technical knockout.

On November 8, 2014, Edwards competed in his debut promotional battle against Claudio Silva at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux.

Leon Edwards Net Worth is around $1 million. Leon Edwards is a British-Jamaican mixed martial artist. A professional since 2011, he competed at Fight UK MMA, SAH 14, and BAMMA before signing to the UFC in 2014.

Leon Edwards Net Worth 2022:

Leon Edwards Net Worth is around $2 Million. The biggest payoff of his career came back in 2015, when he defeated Seth Baczynski by knockout in the first round. Since then, he has won 10 of his last 11 fights, making him one of the best fighters in the welterweight division.

That was also around the time that Reebok took over as sponsor of the UFC, where Edwards was able to increase his payout from $2,500 to $5,000 per fight. In his last two bouts, he has been receiving payouts of $10,000 from multiple sponsors, which is about what he should be doing on Saturday night as well.

Leon Edwards Salary 2022

According to MMASalaries’ UFC 263 payout report, Diaz earned a base salary of $500,000 through his fight with Edwards, as well as a staggering $600,000 through PPV purchases. In total, he earned approximately $1,121,000, with $21,000 coming through sponsorships.

Leon Edwards Contract 2022

No Info!

How Much Is Leon Edwards Net Worth? 

Leon Edwards is currently signed to the UFC where the fighters get paid a base salary and also there is typically a “win bonus”, “fight of the night” and “performance of the night.”

UFC Career Earning

DateEventsOpponentsResultEarning
8 November 2014UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint PreuxClaudio SilvaLoss$8,000
11 April 2015UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2Seth BaczynskiWin$66,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)
18 July 2015UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. LeitesPawel PawlakWin$26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)
19 December 2015UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2Kamaru UsmanLoss$17,500 ($15,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)
8 May 2016UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. ArlovskiDominic WatersWin$32,500 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)
8 October 2016UFC 204Albert TumenovWin$39,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
18 March 2017UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. AndersonVicente LuqueWin$43,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
2 September 2017UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. StruveBryan BarberenaWin$47,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
17 March 2018UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. VolkovPeter SobottaWin$51,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 win bonus, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)
23 June 2018UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. EdwardsDonald CerroneWin$55,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)
16 March 2019UFC Fight Night: Till vs. MasvidalGunnar NelsonWin$64,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 win bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay)
20 July 2019UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. EdwardsRafael dos AnjosWin$68,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 win bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay)

Besides, he has also competed at BAMMA and Fight UK MMA, earning a decent amount. Furthermore, he is sponsored by ICONIC Menswear. As of 2020, his net worth is approximately $1 million

UFC 278 Usman vs. Edwards 2: Leon Edwards scores last minute knockout to win welterweight title

Leon Edwards Biography:

Born25 August 1991 (age 30)
Kingston, Jamaica
Other namesRocky, Canoy
ResidenceErdington, Birmingham, England
NationalityBritish
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight (2011)
Welterweight (2011, 2012–present)
Reach74 in (188 cm)
Fighting out ofErdington, Birmingham, England
TeamTeam Renegade BJJ & MMA (2016–present)
Ultimate Training Centre (2010–2015)
American Kickboxing Academy (2015)
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Chiu Kwong Man
Years active2011 – present
Mixed martial arts record
Total24
Wins20
By knockout7
By submission3
By decision10
Losses3
By decision2
By disqualification1
No contests1

Born in Kingston, Leon lived with his father, mother, and brother Fabina, in a wooden shack with a zinc roof. The family lived in a poverty. Still, he was a happy kid, he added.

Leon Edwards Biography
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When Leon Edwards was about 5 or 6 years old, his father moved to London, where his grandmother was living. His father sent for him, his mother and brother, Fabian and me. At nine the family moved to Aston, a crime-ridden neighborhood in Birmingham but his dad stayed in London. When Leon Edwards was 14, his father was murdered. He was shot and killed at a nightclub in London. 

Leon Edwards Mixed martial arts career:

Leon Edwards began his professional fighting career in 2010, making his debut as an amateur at Bushido Challenge 2 – A New Dawn. Edwards fought Carl Booth, winning via Armbar submission in round two.

Leon Edwards Fight UK MMA


Leon Edwards then signed a contract with Fight UK MMA. He debuted for the promotion against Damian Zlotnicki, winning via technical knockout in the first round. He had two more fights for the promotion, winning against Pawel Zwiefka and losing against Delroy McDowell via DQ by way of an illegal knee.

Leon Edwards Post-Fight UK MMA


Leon Edwards obtained a 2–1 record after leaving Fight UK MMA. He then fought Craig White at the Strength and Honor 14, winning by decision. Edwards then went to fight for “BAMMA”, in which he went 5–0. During his stint with BAMMA he won the welterweight championship against Wayne Murrie and he defended it once against Shaun Taylor in what was his last fight with BAMMA before going to the UFC.

Leon Edwards Ultimate Fighting Championship:

Leon Edwards made his promotional debut against Cláudio Silva on 8 November 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux. He was defeated via split decision.

Leon Edwards faced veteran Seth Baczynski on 11 April 2015 at UFC Fight Night 64.

Leon faced Pawel Pawlak on 18 July 2015 at UFC Fight Night 72. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Edwards next faced eventual UFC champion Kamaru Usman on 19 December 2015 at UFC on Fox 17. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Leon Edwards faced Dominic Waters on 8 May 2016 at UFC Fight Night 87. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Leon next faced Albert Tumenov on 8 October 2016 at UFC 204. He won the fight via submission in the third round.

Leon faced Vicente Luque on 18 March 2017 at UFC Fight Night 107. He won the fight by unanimous decision

Edwards faced former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos on 20 July 2019 in the main event of UFC on ESPN 4.He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Edwards was scheduled to face Jorge Masvidal on 11 December 2021 at UFC 269.

Leon Edwards rematched Kamaru Usman on 20 August 2022 at UFC 278 for the UFC Welterweight Championship. Edwards knocked out Usman with a head kick in the final minute of the fifth round to become the first Jamaican-born UFC champion and second British champion, after Michael Bisping.

Leon Edwards Wife:

Leon Edwards, the BAMMA Welterweight Champion, is currently dating his girlfriend, as per his personal life.

However, he has not provided any additional information about his date to protect his privacy and keep his affairs out of the public eye. Additionally, the fact that Edwards has a son called Jason Edwards indicates that he is either not married or that he was previously married but filed for divorce.

Leon Edwards Height and Weight

Height 1.83 m

Weight 77 kg

Is Leon Edwards Married?

When it comes to his personal life, Leo Edwards is quite confidential. It is still unknown if the welterweight fighter is married, in a relationship, or still single.

Leon Edwards has a son, Jayon. Scrolling through his Instagram account, he has shared adorable pictures with his little boy.  However, the boy’s mama is nowhere to be found on his social.