Albert Tumenov, Leon Edwards to Clash at UFC 204 in Manchester

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 23, 2016


Albert Tumenov will meet Leon Edwards in a welterweight bout at UFC 204 in Manchester, England, on Oct. 8.

Promotion officials recently announced the pairing. UFC 204 takes place at Manchester Arena and is headlined by a middleweight title bout pitting Michael Bisping against Dan Henderson. The evening’s main card also includes a showdown between Gegard Mousasi and Vitor Belfort.

Tumenov had a five-fight Octagon winning streak snapped at UFC Fight Night “Overeem vs. Arlovski,” where he was submitted in the second round by Gunnar Nelson. The 24-year-old Russian owns notable wins over Lorenz Larkin and Alan Jouban in UFC competition and is 17-3 as a professional overall.

A native of England, Edwards has won three of his last four promotional appearances. Most recently, he took a unanimous verdict over Dominic Waters on May 8. His UFC stint also includes an eight-second knockout victory against Seth Baczynski in April 2015.

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