Leon Edwards: Robbie Lawler and Rafael Dos Anjos bouts can ‘bridge the gap’ to title

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Despite his seven-fight win streak and his growing stock among the U.K. fan base, Leon Edwards is still looking to book a date on the back of his Gunnar Nelson victory at UFC London in March. 

“Rocky” has recently thrown his name in the hat to step in on short notice to replace Tyron Woodley for his UFC Minneapolis clash with Robbie Lawler. He also declared interest in facing off with Rafael dos Anjos following his win over Kevin Lee at last weekend’s UFC Rochester event. 

“There’s no news at the moment, I’m still pushing for a big fight,” Edwards told MMA Fighting’s Eurobash podcast. “I’m trying to get that Robbie Lawler fight, but I haven’t heard anything yet.” 

“Robbie is a former champion, he’s a big name in the sport. I think I could go in there and dismantle Robbie and I should have a title shot after that. Since the weekend, RDA has gone and got a good win under his belt. That would be a good fight as well.” 

The Birmingham native praised the Brazilian’s performance in his win over Kevin Lee. 

“It was a solid performance, he done really well. He was on a two-fight skid before that and to come back and beat somebody like Lee, it proves a point. He’s a former world champion as well, so I think that’s another good fight for me.”

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