Leon Edwards did it again. In a very mature showing against Gunnar Nelson, ‘Rocky’ managed to edge out his opponent and score a split decision victory, extending his current streak to seven in a row. On Twitter, pro fighters and journalists had mixed feelings over the decision.
How you gonna get booed in your home country? Poor Edwards.— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) March 16, 2019
Can’t wait to break down Gunnar Nelson’s grappling on the next podcast episode! His technique beautiful to watch, especially as the smaller man at 170. But Leon Edwards challenging him and making him work hard for those TDs and strong half-back Mount. RD 1 Edwards.#UFCLondon— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) March 16, 2019
DAMN!!!! Those elbows were landing HARD from Edwards! #UFCLondon— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) March 16, 2019
These judges are something else. 29-28 Nelson, 29-28 Edwards, & 29-27 Edwards. That was a clear win for LE pic.twitter.com/E8eYjcszo8— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) March 16, 2019