UFC 278 Usman vs. Edwards 2
Leon Edwards has stunned the MMA community, SALT LAKE CITY. In the main event of UFC 278 on Saturday night at Vivint Arena
Edwards knocked out Usman with a head kick in the final round of a contest he was comfortably losing
At 4:04 in the fifth round, the contest was over. Usman was regarded as the world's top boxer pound for pound.
Usman's record-breaking 15-fight winning streak in the UFC was ended by Edwards.
One of the most astounding knockouts in sports history took place.
After the first round, Usman had been in complete control of the battle
However, Usman moved to his right to block a left from Edwards, and Edwards caught him flush with a left head kick
Usman was less than a minute away from defending his sixth championship when he was ruled out on contact.
Kamaru Usman (c) (20-2, 15-1 UFC) was defeated by Leon Edwards (20-3 1 NC, 12-2 1 NC UFC) in the fifth round to win the welterweight championship.
First round: Edwards defends a takedown attempt after connecting with a few leg kicks
However, Edwards stands up, and with two seconds left, he successfully completes a trip takedown into full mount.
In the end, Edwards takes the back and holds out the danger of a choke until the horn. Edwards wins 10-9.
In the second round, Edwards' foot gets caught up in the cage, and as a result, Usman is able to land a barrage of punches
UFC 278 Usman