Take a look at him now.
Leon Edwards surprised the MMA world with a fifth-round knockout of pound-for-pound and welterweight king Kamaru Usman on Saturday evening at UFC 278, capturing the welterweight strap within the course of.
With the win, Edwards put an finish to Usman’s 15-fight UFC profitable streak and avenged a loss to Usman suffered again on Dec. 19, 2015.
Coming into Saturday, Usman was universally thought of the very best combined martial artist on the planet, and with lower than a minute to go within the combat, it appeared his reign atop the MMA perch would proceed, contemplating he was dominating Edwards from the second spherical on and within the closing spherical.
Nevertheless, magic struck for “Rocky,” and Edwards was in a position to earn his tenth consecutive win (his bout with Belal Muhammad on March 13, 2021 was dominated a no-contest after an unintended eye poke from Edwards).
Actually, the final time Edwards misplaced a combat, it was to Usman. And chances are high, the 2 will line it up once more within the close to future.
The Twitter world went wild after the stunning consequence:
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