Kamaru Usman gets knocked out at UFC 278 in stunning fashion by Leon Edwards
The UFC has a new Welterweight title holder thanks to a stunning KO from Leon Edwards to beat Kamaru Usman at UFC 278.
After a back-and-forth bout between Edwards and Kamaru Usman, it looked like we were headed for a decision by the judges to settle the fight. That would have benefitted Usman to retain his belt but in stunning fashion, Edwards had other ideas.
Watch as Edwards lands the head kick to knock out the champ and take the belt in Salt Lake City:
UFC 278 broadcast team writing off Leon Edwards fight vs Kamaru Usman as a "moral victory"
Then Leon Edwards knocks out the champ 😤😤😤
— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) August 21, 2022
The win for Edwards snaps Usman’s 15-fight UFC winning streak, one shy of Anderson Silva’s UFC record. It also made him the first Jamaican-born fighter to win a UFC title. And it certainly came in an unexpected fashion.
With the result, it’s very likely we get a rematch between the two soon. But for now, Edwards can celebrate what was one of the biggest upsets in UFC history.
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