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8/19/22

UFC 278: Kamaru Usman vs Edwards

Usman vs Edwards



In 2015, Kamaru Usman, who had just entered the UFC as the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 21 boxer selection round, had his first victory over British opponent Leon Edwards by scoring after 3 rounds.

Kamaru Usman meets Leon Edwards




Since then, Kamaru Usman officially entered the legendary temple of the tournament when building a streak of 15 consecutive wins - the longest in welterweight history.  The "Nigerian nightmare" swept every opponent, from famous grapplers like Demian Maia, Rafael Dos Anjos, Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington (2 times) and famous strikers like Jorge Masvidal (2 times).

During those 7 years, Leon Edwards also quietly built a record in the UFC and did not lose any more confrontations.  Although not creating a great attraction as the opponent, "Rocky" still created a series of 10 consecutive wins, gaining the opportunity to rematch with Kamaru Usman at UFC 278.

Kamaru Usman meets Leon Edwards again after 7 years with the championship to defend.

At the next confrontation on August 21, both Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards have shown significant progress, with the ambition to become the absolute king of the welterweight.  In addition to the main match, UFC 278 also features faces like Jose Aldo vs.  Merab Dvalishvili;  Luke Rockhold vs Paulo Costa, Alexander Romanov vs Marcin Tybura.

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