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UFC 278: Leon Edwards liquidates Kamaru Usman with a brutal kick and is the new UFC welterweight champion

Lthe legend is over Kamaru Usman left his throne at welterweight receiving a brutal kick from Leon Edwards who sent him to the canvas in the fifth


Lthe legend is over Kamaru Usman left his throne at welterweight receiving a brutal kick from Leon Edwards who sent him to the canvas in the fifth round, to become the new champion of the category.

The Edwards win means a lot to the UFCbecause this ends the Usman’s perfect 15-fight win streak in the promotion they leave the record of 16 for legend Anderson Silva. In addition, the defense of the scepter ends in five consecutively.

The fight was not easy for Edwards, who had to row against the current before a Usman who seemed perfect. But as fast as he could, the British began to destroy the Nigerian’s wall. In round one the takedown was scored, being the first time that Usman fell to the canvas after 16 fights in the UFC.

Although that each could be scored, Usman was still perfectly controlled the blows from the right and every time he could take him against the mesh to try to finish him off.

In the third round, Usman was superior, dominated him from start to finish with the pressure against the mesh and then met him with two japs ​​to the face that drove Edwards back. The battle was leaning back to the champion, that in the fourth round he kept him on the canvas where there was no big problem.

It was the fifth round where history changed. Usman went out with front kicks and allowed more of the standing battle. Twice I took him against the mesh and even Dean had to intervene to separate them for lack of action. When the clinch breaks, Edwards finted with a left hand and the moment the champion heads, received a dry kick in the face They turned off the lights and the fight is over.

Edwards came from behind to finish off the UFC legend and now he is the new champion of the UFC welterweights. In addition to extending his unbeaten record to 10 fights in a row.