Henry Cejudo believes that Leon Edwards will have a difficult job against Covington

Henry Cejudo statement about Edwards next fight

by Sededin Dedovic
Henry Cejudo believes that Leon Edwards will have a difficult job against Covington
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Henry Cejudo announced on his YouTube channel, he talks about his career as well as the future of the UFC organization. Among other things, he commented on the upcoming match on Dec. 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas where champion Leon Edwards takes on Colby Covington.

Welterweight champion Leon Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) will defend his championship belt at UFC 296 against the currently very popular fighter Covington (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC). Cejudo believes that Edwards will have big problems with Colby primarily when it comes to fighting on the ground and grappling.

Cejudo added that Edwards also had problems with Kamaru Usman, because Usman dominated him for almost 2 rounds on the ground. However, in the end, with a lot of luck, Leon Edwards won.

Cejudo believes that it will be a very good match, which he is looking forward to

Cejudo talked about this match for a really long time, from that it was possible to conclude that he is really interested in this match.

Given that we know what kind of MMA expert Cejudo is, we wouldn't be surprised if his predictions come true because what he says really makes sense. “I think it’s a great matchup for him,” Cejudo said on his YouTube channel.

“I think Kamaru Usman, when he lost the second matchup (to Edwards), he was playing more of a game of trying to strike. He wasn’t using his wrestling as much as he was in the first fight. “I don’t know what the game plan was the second fight, but in the first fight, when he did fight Leon Edwards, besides him getting head kicked and knocked out, he was winning that fight.

He was fighting the best fight you could possibly think – very tactical, very strategic, taking this dude down, ground-and-pounding him”. as quoted by MMAJunkie

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