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Edwards Defeats Kamaru Usman To Claim UFC 278 Title

Edwards Defeats Kamaru Usman To Claim UFC 278 Title

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Edwards Defeats Kamaru Usman To Claim UFC 278 Title

Edwards handed Kamaru his first UFC career loss at the Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday morning.

A 30-year-old Briton, Leon Edwards has defeated Kamaru Usman to claim the UFC welterweight championship title.

Edwards handed Kamaru his first UFC career loss at the Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday morning.

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The knocked out the “Nigerian Nightmare” to also secure his first UFC career title.

From the beginning of the bout, Edwards proved to be a hard nut for Kamaru to crack.

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The Jamaican-born British professional mixed martial artist would later deliver a head-kick knockout to Kamaru a few minutes to the end of the fifth round to round up his dominance in the Octagon.

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After suffering a unanimous decision loss to Usman at UFC on FOX 17 in December 2015, Edwards got his revenge in the rematch and became the second British titleholder in UFC history, joining Michael Bisping.

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