Who Won? Leon Edwards – Kamaru Usman UFC London Results

Leon Edwards has silenced his critics and sent a message to the welterweight division with his impressive win over Kamaru Usman in their trilogy bout at UFC 286. The fight, held at the O2 Arena in London, saw Edwards showcase his skills and endurance, frustrating Usman with his combination of body kicks, boxing, and takedown defense.

Despite facing pressure from Usman throughout the five-round affair, Edwards was able to hold his ground and secure a majority decision win. However, the victory wasn’t without its controversies. Edwards was deducted a point for grabbing the fence in the third round and, later in the fight, landed a low blow kick that frustrated Usman. Nonetheless, his performance was enough to convince two judges to award him the win and allow him to retain his championship belt.

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This wasn’t the first time Edwards beat Usman. In their first encounter, Edwards landed a well-placed high kick in the fifth round to secure the victory. However, the recent win was different. It saw Edwards dominate for the majority of the five rounds, opening up new possibilities in the welterweight division and earning him newfound respect from his peers and critics alike.

There is no denying Edwards’ impressive record. He has now won 10 consecutive fights, the second-longest streak in UFC history. However, despite his achievements, he still struggles to receive recognition due to his calm and composed demeanor. Edwards is not one to draw attention to himself outside of the octagon, relying instead on his fighting abilities to speak for themselves.

That being said, Edwards’ victory over Usman can’t be overlooked. The welterweight division is stacked with talent, and this win has put Edwards in a strong position to contend for the title. It’s unclear who his next opponent will be, but there is no shortage of potential challenges.

Looking ahead, Edwards is certainly in the conversation for a title shot, and a win against Usman could be the catalyst he needs to cement his place as one of the division’s best fighters. Whether he faces Usman again or a different opponent, it is clear that Edwards is a force to be reckoned with, and his unwavering dedication to his craft and his calm approach will continue to serve him well in the octagon.

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Results: Main Card

Leon Edwards def. Kamaru Usman via majority decision

Justin Gaethje def. Rafael Fiziev via majority decision

Gunnar Nelson def. Bryan Barberena via sub (armbar) (Round 1, 4:51)

Jennifer Maia def. Casey O’Neill via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)

Marvin Vettori def. Roman Dolidze via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)