Leon Edwards brought down the reign of Kamaru Usman: the brutal KO that shook the UFC world

He has a huge impact on the UFC world. Reign collapsed at Vivint Arena in Utah. Nothing believed that this could happen, the result showed a new victory for the hero. However, everything changed in a second. Jamaican Leon Edwards A brutal kick knocked down the Nigerian Kamaru Usman, who couldn’t get up The world welterweight title was left on an octagonal canvas. A victory that was astonishing and dominated the social networks.

Osman and Edwards met for the second time after a long time, but with the memory of Osman winning by unanimous decision in December 2015. This time the story was different and with an amazing ending: Edwards knocked out Osman one minute before the end of the match. The fight came, with a heavy blow to the head of the Nigerian who dominated the fight.

The brutal KO that shook the UFC world

Thus, after five defenses, Kamaru Usman I’s reign in the welterweight division ended. The new king is Leon Edwards, who has gone nearly seven years unbeaten and a professional record of 20 wins, three losses and a struggle with no resolution.

Edwards had already caused a major upset in the first round by bringing down the Camaro, which fell to the canvas for the first time in its history. However, the following rounds went to Osman. Edwards’ win meant a lot to the UFC, as it ended Usman’s perfect streak of 15 straight wins and nearly nine years without a loss, putting him on the verge of breaking legend Anderson Silva’s record of 16 wins.

The uproar caused by this victory was so great that all the fans began to believe that there could be a third fight between these two fighters. And the query didn’t come long after Edwards’ coronation, as in the post-fight conference, the new champion was asked if a rematch with Kamaru Usman might be possible and he replied, “I knew we would probably have a rematch.” . Whether it’s next or later, we’ll rematch. He’s been a champ for a long time, they’ve been saying he’s the best pound sterling all week long…believe it. Like I said in the octagon, the belt belongs to no one.”

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Regarding the location of this three-way fight, UFC president Dana White pushed for a third fight. White went so far as to say the fight could take place in England and offered Wembley Arena as a location.

Edwards, happily after he had brought down Usman, also spoke of this situation: “I heard Wembley. Wembley is sure. One hundred percent. Do it at Wembley, it should be done. Never been done before. To have a boy from Birmingham, in the UK Do it from the UK I know (Michael) Bisping did it first. But he did it to live in America, you know? So it was hard for people like me to call and say look, we can do that too. She made a point to stay in the UK United to make that happen, to show the other players who come after me, that look, if you believe in your country, and believe in your team, you can do it.”

UFC fighter Leon Edwards, of Jamaica, celebrates his title as the world welterweight champion after knocking out Nigerian UFC fighter Kamaru Usman during the UFC 278 Mixed Martial Arts match in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. / The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)Francisco Kjolseth – The Salt Lake Tribune

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