UFC San Antonio finally has its main event, according to UFC president Dana White.
Sources said Edwards has agreed to the date and opponent, and in a text to ESPN, dos Anjos called it a "done deal." Dos Anjos said on a recent episode of Ariel Helwani's MMA Show that he was not interested in a matchup with Edwards next. UFC San Antonio's main card is scheduled to air on ESPN from AT&T Center.
Dos Anjos (29-11), the former UFC lightweight champion, is coming off a fourth-round submission win over Kevin Lee at UFC Rochester last month. The Brazilian fighter, who trains out of California, snapped a two-fight losing streak with that victory. Dos Anjos, 34, is 4-2 since moving up to welterweight with his only losses coming to champion Kamaru Usman and former interim champ Colby Covington.
Edwards (17-3) has won seven straight and is nearing title contention. The British slugger most recently defeated Gunnar Nelson by split decision at UFC London in March. Edwards, 27, has not lost since being defeated by Usman in 2015.