UFC president Dana White announced that the promotion's welterweight champion Leon Edwards will make his next title defense against Colby Covington.
I don't know when we'll do it, but it's a fight that makes sense. Colby came here, did the weight cut, and did everything he could to be in this fight. He deserves this fight. So yeah, Leon vs. Colby is the next fight.
Dana White after the UFC 286
Edwards had a bout at UFC 286 against Kamaru Usman. In this fight Leon won by majority decision and defended his championship belt. He has 21 wins and three losses under his belt.
Covington last fought Jorge Masvidal in March, 2022, at UFC 272. That bout lasted the entire distance and ended in Colby's favor by a unanimous decision of the judges. He has 17 wins and three losses on his record.