UFC 269 is going to be the last pay-per-view of 2021 and as expected, the organization is working its way to make the particular event, a mega-blockbuster. As reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Jorge Masvidal will be locking horns against Leon Edwards inside the octagon at UFC 269. The latter last fought against Nate Diaz earlier this year as well at UFC 263. On the other hand, the Gamebird last fought against champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 261.
Although the final venue and fight card of UFC 269 is yet to be decided, yet according to the rumours, T-Mobile in Las Vegas seems to be the destination to stage the last pay-per-view of the year. To those who are not aware, the match-up between the duo has been awaited for a long time since their backstage scuffle in a previous UFC event. Wherein the infamous ‘three-piece and a soda,” statement was delivered by Jorge Masvidal.
Talking about the form of both the fighters, Leon Edwards has been on quite a roll since his loss against current champion Kamaru Usman in 2015. The Jamaican born has the longest streak in the division, only behind Kamaru Usman’s. Most lately he was in action against the veteran Nate Diaz at UFC 263.
Now talking about Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal, he will be looking to bounce back after losing two title opportunities against Usman at UFC 251 and UFC 261. For which he won three consecutive fights and defeated Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz.
With this fight being added to the cars of UFC 269, the flyweight title fight featuring Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo has been effectively moved to UFC 270, which will be the first pay-per-view of 2022 in January.
Having said that, Leon Edwards had always been sceptical about fighting against Jorge Masvidal. He had also taken his frustration out of Twitter by suggesting that he truly deserves a shot at the title and not only other fighters in the welterweight division.