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UFC 278: Leon Edwards defeats Kamaru Usman by an unexpected knockout

UFC 278: Leon Edwards defeats Kamaru Usman by an unexpected knockout

Leon Edwards takes the K.-O. to Kamaru Usman in the fifth round and become the new welterweight champion.

While the entire UFC planet believed Kamaru Usman was seconds away from victory and his sixth title defense. Edwards surprised everyone with a kick in the head of his opponent. Then Uthman fell to the ground and Herb Din’s rule ended the fighting immediately.

Usman remains undefeated in the UFC, and Usman appears to be struggling in the first round for the rare time since joining the organization. The Briton even managed to take Usman to the ground, something no fighter has been able to do so far in the UFC.

However, Usman definitely didn’t enjoy the first few minutes of the fight and came back strong after that. “The Nigerian Nightmare” completely dominated Edwards in the second, third and fourth rounds with several eliminations and several minutes of control.

Between the fourth and fifth clash, Edwards’ coaches told him he must do his best or Usman would win the duel by decision. We can say that he will listen to their advice to go there from K.-O. At the last minute which will surely be considered one of the most exciting games of 2022.

In the semi-finals, Brazilian Paulo Costa defeated Luke Rockhold in an unconventional unanimous decision match. Both fighters seemed to run out of energy early on in the confrontation, but they put in an amazing show for UFC fans with amazing punches. In the end, Costa had the upper hand both on and off the ground.

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After a long career in MMA, everything indicated that this fight marked the end of Rockhold’s career in the sport.

Merab Dvalishvili won a duel against veteran Jose Aldo by unanimous decision in this bout in the bantamweight division. Dvalishvili has signed a seventh straight victory and is getting closer and closer to becoming the number one contender for the title.