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UFC: The brutal kick to the head that struck down Usman, the best fighter in the UFC

PFor the first time since 2013, Kamaru Usman suffered a defeat. A surprising kick from the contender Leon Edwards KO the welterweight champion dur


PFor the first time since 2013, Kamaru Usman suffered a defeat. A surprising kick from the contender Leon Edwards KO the welterweight champion during the fifth round of his title defense in UFC 278. In 2015, both opponents had met with a unanimous decision victory for Usman.

On this occasion, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ fell dead on the canvas. The best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC ranking He was surprised in a fight that he had tied up in the cardboard. Edwards had shown his weapons at the beginning of the fight, but thereafter Usman gave no quarter to the Jamaican-born British fighter, who took the championship belt.

After the fight, the trilogy was launched. Dana White confirmed that a third confrontation between the two fighters was already on his mind. The former monarch reacted on social networks to his defeat: “Champions screw up sometimes. But we bounce back and come back for revenge!”