Leon Edwards Net Worth

Leon Edwards is an English professional mixed martial artist. He competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is the current Welterweight champion. The 31-year-old’s net worth is $2 million. Here we bring you Leon Edward’s net worth, salary, earnings, career, MMA record, wife, and more.

Leon Edwards Biography and Career

Leon Aaron Edwards was born on 25 August 1991 in Kingston, Jamaica. At an early age, he lived with his parents and his brother in a single room. Later, they moved to the Aston Area of Birmingham, England, when he was 9. Edwards’ brother Fabian is also an MMA fighter at Bellator MMA.

After a life of drug dealing, street fighting, and knife possession, Leon Edwards started training in MMA.

MMA Career

Leon Edwards made his professional MMA debut in June 2011. As of writing, Edwards competes in the UFC and is the current UFC Welterweight champion. He is #4 in UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Source: Instagram

Edwards boasts a 20-3 MMA record (1 no-contest and 7 wins via KO/TKO), including 12-2 (1 NC) in the UFC.

Nicknamed “Rocky”, Leon Edwards hasn’t lost in his last 11 bouts in the UFC since losing to Kamaru Usman in December 2015. He beat the likes of Rafael dos Anjos, Nate Diaz, and Kamaru Usman.

At UFC 278, in August 2022, Leon Edwards knocked out Kamaru Usman to win the UFC Welterweight title and was named the UFC Performance of the Night.

The welterweight king is scheduled to defend his title for the first time against Kamaru Usman, at UFC 286, on March 18, 2023, a third fight between them.

Prior to joining UFC, “Rocky” competed in the Fight UK MMA BAMMA. He was a former BAMMA welterweight champion.

Leon Edwards’ Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings

In 2023, UFC welterweight king Leon Edwards’ estimated net worth is $2 million. His primary sources of earnings are his fight purse and incentives.

“Rocky” Edwards’ official base salary is close to $500,000, depending on his UFC contract, the event, and the opponent.

At UFC 278, Edwards knocked out Kamaru Usman to win the welterweight belt and received a $350,000 base pay. He was also awarded a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.

Edwards pocketed a $110,000 base salary and a $110,000 win bonus for his victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 263.

Moreover, the 31-year-old fighter earns a huge chunk from endorsements and sponsorship deals. He has over 873k followers on his Insta.

Personal Info

Full NameLeon Aaron Edwards
Date of Birth25 August 1991
Birth PlaceKingston, Jamaica
Nationality Jamaican, English
Residence Erdington, Birmingham, England
Age 31
Height 183 cm (6 ft)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
Division Welterweight  
Promotion UFC
MMA Record20-3, 1 NC
Net Worth$2 million
Relationship StatusUnknown
ChildrenJason Edwards
Instagram @leonedwardsmma

Relationship Status

UFC welterweight king Leon Edwards’ relationship status is unknown. The 31-year-old prefers to keep his private life away from the spotlight.

However, our sources have confirmed that he has a 7-year-old son, Jason Edwards.


Born on 25 August 1991, he is 31 years old.

Height and Weight

He is 183 cm (6 ft) tall and 170 lb. He competes in the UFC Welterweight division.


Leon Edwards’ nickname is Rocky, given by his school friends because of his toughness.

MMA Record

[As of March 7, 2023]

Total Fights24
Win by KO/TKO7
No Contest1


What is Leon Edwards’ Net Worth in 2023?

In 2023, his estimated net worth will be $2 million.

Where is he from?

He is a Jamaican-English, born in Kingston, Jamaica, and moved to Birmingham, England.

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