Edwards is the only Jamaican-born champion in UFC history.
Edwards is one of two undisputed British titleholders in UFC history. Michael Bisping also accomplished the feat.
Edwards’ victory at the 4:04 mark of Round 5 at UFC 278 marked the fourth-latest stoppage in a UFC championship fight.
Edwards’ 12-fight UFC unbeaten streak at welterweight is the longest active streak in the division.
Edwards’ 12-fight UFC unbeaten streak is third-longest among active fighters in the company behind Jon Jones (19) and Islam Makhachev (13).
Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night 187 is one of two main events in company history to end in a no contest due to a fouled fighter behind unable to continue.
Edwards’ eight-second knockout of Seth Baczynski at UFC Fight Night 64 is the third fastest in UFC welterweight history. Jorge Masvidal holds the record with his five-second finish of Ben Askren at UFC 239 this month.
Edwards’ victory at 4:59 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night 127 is tied for the second latest knockout in a three-fight UFC fight behind Ricky Simon’s victory over Merab Dvalishvili at 5:00 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night 129.
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