Edwards tops Dos Anjos via unanimous decision at UFC San Antonio
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Leon Edwards cemented his place among the UFC's welterweight contenders Saturday night at UFC San Antonio.

Ranked 12th in the division entering the evening's main event, Edwards outclassed No. 4-ranked fighter and former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos over five rounds for a unanimous decision victory, extending his winning streak to eight in the process.

Following his victory, Edwards (18-3) called for Jorge Masvidal, with whom he had a backstage run-in after UFC London in March; the two exchanged words before exchanging punches, one of which left Edwards bloody.

Should he fail to land a bout with perhaps the hottest name in the division, Edwards said he'd also accept a rematch with current champion Kamaru Usman, the last fighter to hand him a defeat. Usman took a decision victory over Edwards back in 2015.

Dos Anjos (29-12) has now lost three of his last four fights, including defeats to Colby Covington and Usman. He topped Kevin Lee via arm-triangle choke in May.

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Edwards tops Dos Anjos via unanimous decision at UFC San Antonio
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