Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will try, yet again, to have Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev face off in welterweight action, this time for the upcoming “Fight Night” headliner on March 13, though a city and venue have yet to be determined.
That’s according to MMA Junkie.
Their 170-pound showdown, which is expected to separate contender from pretender, was already on the docket for two previous main events in December and January. Unfortunately, both combatants were felled by coronavirus and forced to withdraw.
Edwards (18-3) has won eight in a row and is currently ranked No. 3 in the welterweight division. The recently-ranked Chimaev (9-0), meanwhile, has only been competing for UFC since last July but has already racked up three consecutive finishes.
The March 13 fight card is also expected to feature the bantamweight banger between Davey Grant and Jonathan Martinez. Elsewhere on the card, Matthew Semelsberger collides with Jason Witt, while Jinh Yu Frey returns against Gloria de Paula.