February 21, 2024
Leon Edwards knocks out Kamaru Usman

To win the world championship, Leon Edwards knocks out Kamaru Usman in the final seconds.

The world has just been stunned by Leon Edwards. In the main event of UFC 278 the Englishman unexpectedly came back to knock out Kamaru Usman, the welterweight champion, in the fifth round to win the championship.

Edwards, who most thought to be losing the fight, had almost little time left to act before unleashing a head kick with his right leg that instantly knocked Usman out.

 

Just a few seconds after Usman’s own finish of Colby Covington in 2019, Edwards achieved the fourth-fastest conclusion in a championship fight when referee Herb Dean stopped it at 4:04 of Round 5.

 

Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards


Round 5: Edwards and Usman fought in a moderately quiet fifth round. As Edwards looked for room to position his long-range weaponry, Usman tended to be the aggressor.

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Due to an alleged kick by Edwards below the belt, the referee stopped play. Usman’s answer to “Rocky’s” outside low kicks was evasive. Kamaru Usman was knocked out by Edwards’ head kick after he feinted a right punch.

You have a new champion after a knockout! Official outcome: Kamaru Usman is defeated by Leon Edwards in Round 5 by way of KO.

 

 

Leon Edwards knocks out Kamaru Usman

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