Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman Results And Highlights
By: Faizan Ahmad
Leon Edwards (born August 25, 1991) is a British professional MMA fighter of Jamaican origin.
Kamarudeen Usman (born May 11, 1987) is a Nigerian-American professional MMA fighter and former freestyle wrestler
Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman
Leon Edwards won the welterweight championship with a kick to the head and neck in the final minute of the fifth round.
Usman appeared to be seconds away from tying an all-time UFC record with his 16th consecutive victory.
Leon Edwards (20-3) is unbeaten since his previous fight with Kamaru Usman in 2015.
For much of the fight, Usman (20-2) lived up to his reputation as the world's best pound-for-pound fighter.
After surviving a late first-round takedown, the Nigerian turned the tables with a late second-round takedown.
Usman maintained control of the situation throughout the third round, earning two more takedowns.
Usman appeared to be on his way to a unanimous decision victory until Edwards rallied in the final round.