Leon Edwards vs Albert Tumenov added to UFC 204
<p>Welterweights Albert Tumenov and Leon Edwards are set to clash at UFC 204, according to a <a href="http://mmajunkie.com/2016/08/leon-edwards-vs-albert-tumenov-booked-for-ufc-204-in-manchester">report by MMAJunkie.</a></p>
<p>After winning five straight fights, Tumenov (17-3) had his streak snapped by Gunnar Nelson at UFC Rotterdam in May. Prior to that, Tumenov scored a split-decision win over Lorenz Laekin in January. He entered that bout coming off of a <em>Performance of the Night</em> victory against Alan Jouban, who he knocked out with a head kick followed by punches in the first round of their bout at UFC 192.</p>
<p>Leon Edwards (11-3) signed with the UFC back in 2014 as the BAMMA welterweight champion and lost a split-decision to Claudio Silva in his debut. Following that, he won back-to-back fights against Seth Baczynski and Pawel Pawlak. Most recently, he beat Dominic Waters via unanimous decision in May at UFC Fight Night 87.</p>
<p>UFC 204 is set to take place at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England on October 8. The card will be headlined by a middleweight title fight between Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson, who are squaring off in a rematch of their bout at UFC 100.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.