Leon Edwards Defends His Welterweight Title at UFC286

Leon Edwards Defends His Welterweight Title at UFC286

Leon Edwards successfully defended his welterweight title against Usman in a thrilling trilogy fight at UFC286. The judges scored the fight 48-46, 48-46, and 47-47 in Leon Edward’s favor, ensuring he retained his welterweight title.

Despite Usman landing some good punches, Edwards used a variety of kicks and takedowns to dominate the fight.

In the third round, Edwards and Kamaru Usman kept the fight close, with neither fighter able to secure a definitive victory. But Edwards displayed an incredible execution of his gameplan, landing cleaner blows and pushing Usman with his strikes. Despite Usman’s superior grappling form, Edwards seemed to take control of the bout. Edwards was able to out strike him and maintain control of the fight. This win was the first time someone could retain their world welterweight title against Kamaru Usman, and the success has earned Leon Edwards the title as one of the toughest fighters in the MMA World.

It was a war of attrition between two of the best in the world. Edwards’s incredible power and technique shone through as he sealed the majority decision win. The O2 Arena was electric as fans watched Britain’s Leon with his historic performance.

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