Leon Edwards Stun Kamaru Usman with the Late Head Kick Knock Out – UFC 278 Match

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Leon Edwards had one of the greatest head kick knockouts ever (Sat, Aug. 20, 2022 at UFC 278 live via ESPN+ pay per view (PPV). “Rocky” defeated UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the fifth round to win the 170-pound title.

Usman was a bit too aggressive in the beginning, but Edwards won the fight and got a full mount. This was Usman’s first ever takedown in his professional career. The champ was beaten by Rocky, who continued to practice rear-naked chokes. With heavy pressure, solid work and his hands Usman gained momentum in the second. This allowed for a late challenge to level the playing field.

Edwards managed to get Usman back on his feet and score a takedown in the third. Edwards was able to get back on his feet, but Usman didn’t let that stop him from adhering to “Rocky”, like glue in the cage, and sucking Edwards’ energy. Edwards attempted to make the fourth script flip with his takedown but Usman got it wrong and kicked “Rocky” in his stomach.

In the fifth round, the champion maintained the pressure inside while Edwards did not respond. His exhaustion was evident and he seemed incapable of landing any significant points. The champion was left out cold when Rocky pulled off a huge left head kick, hidden behind a straight left. This was truly amazing.

You can see the slow motion video below.

Edwards spoke after the fight and said, “You all doubted my abilities, saying that I could not do it. Look at me now.” “I am from the trenches. This is how I am built. “Look at me, I have been doubted all my life.

Due to numerous fight cancellations, Leon hasn’t had the best luck in his career. He accepted the opportunity to fight for the title when it was offered.

Dana White, president of UFC, stated that Usman fought flawlessly with complete confidence. Although it wasn’t the most popular fight, Usman was landing huge shots to his body and big shots to his head. He couldn’t have fought any better until the final minute.


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