© UFCFight poster Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards
MOSCOW, 21 Aug – British mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Leon Edwards defeated Kamara Usman ahead of schedule and took away the title of champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in welterweight from the American.
The bout headlined the 278th numbered tournament in Salt Lake City (USA) and ended with the victory of the British by knockout in the fifth round. Usman failed to defend the championship title for the sixth time.
Usman has 20 wins and two losses. The new champion of the promotion, Edwards, had 24 fights at the professional level (20 wins with three losses, one more confrontation was declared invalid).