sport news Leon Edwards plots KO of UFC legend Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in Fight Night ...

A spot in the top ten, a hometown show in Birmingham and new-found riches beckon for rising welterweight star Leon 'Rocky' Edwards.

The possibilities are tantalising for the 26-year-old welterweight but first he must tame the 'Cowboy', Donald Cerrone, a UFC legend and by far the biggest fight of Edwards' blossoming career. 

Riding high after five successive victories, opportunity knocks for 'Rocky' and he's bullishly confident ahead of Saturday's main event in Fight Night Singapore. 

Leon Edwards (right) takes on Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in Singapore on Saturday

Leon Edwards (right) takes on Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in Singapore on Saturday

Having grown up watching his American opponent, Edwards insists he will not be in awe of the fan favourite.    

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He exclusively told Sportsmail: 'The fact that he's a UFC legend doesn't bother me one bit, whoever it is doesn't matter. 

'I'm just really excited to get out there and perform like I should perform and get the victory. I never worry about who I'm fighting, it's about what I bring to the table. 

'Camp has been great, obviously I've been adjusting to go five rounds but apart from that nothing is really different to counter him. He's a striking based fighter so we're adapting to that.'

The crafty veteran is almost a decade older than Edwards and showed signs he might be on the wane before a three-fight skid was halted with TKO victory over Yancy Medeiros. 

Despite Cerrone's return to the win column, Edwards is sure he knows 'Cowboy's' kryptonite. 

He thinks the Darren Till blueprint of ultra aggressive, smothering pressure is the obvious path to victory as the Ohio-born fighter is far more comfortable picking his shots from range. 

'Rocky' has won his last five fights and carries momentum into his clash with Cerrone

'Rocky' has won his last five fights and carries momentum into his clash with Cerrone

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