Leon Edwards decisions Kamaru Usman after point deduction


A welterweight champion trilogy bout headlined Saturday’s UFC 286 battle card at the O2 Arena in London, England. Champ Leon Edwards put his title on the line for the very first time versus the guy he took it from, Kamaru Usman

Usman beat Edwards in their very first conference back in 2015, however Edwards avenged the loss in significant style. Behind on the scorecards, Edwards provided a head start the last minute of the UFC 278 centerpiece last August that rendered Usman unconscious.

The 2 did not touch gloves. Usman pressed Edwards. He landed a right-hand man. Edwards linked with a counter. Edwards provided back-to-back heavy kicks to the body of Usman. Usman pushed forward with punches and altered levels working to get the battle to the ground. Edwards safeguarded the effort. Referee Herb Dean desired Edwards about putting his fingers inside Usman’s glove. Edwards targeted the lead leg of Usman. They exchange words at the end of the round.

Usman came all the method throughout the octagon and the referee made him return to his corner and after that began the round, although the clock was currently running. Edwards landed a low blow on Usman however the battle was rapidly rebooted. Edwards provided 2 tough leg kicks. Usman continues to push Edwards. Edwards gotten in touch with a knee. Usman landed a tidy right-hand man. He altered levels and protected a takedown. Edwards stood however Usman provides a series of punches. Edwards seeks to get the battle to the ground. Usman effectively stretched. Edwards worked his method back to his feet and the 2 separated. They exchanged leg kicks. Usman used a lot pressure in the closing seconds of the frame and gotten in touch with a mix.

It’s definitely a various battle than their last conference. Edwards continued to target the legs of Usman. Usman protected a single-leg takedown. Edwards rushed to his feet however got the fence and the referee took a point.

Edwards returned to providing leg kicks. Usman addressed with a stiff jab and a leg kick of his own. Edwards provided another low blow to Usman. The battle was rebooted and Edwards provided a kick to the body. Edwards had actually landed 70- percent of his strikes approximately the last minute of the 3rd round. Usman clinched and provided a mix that ended in a elbow. Usman clinched, however Edwards circled around complimentary at the end of the round.

Edwards continued to land leg kicks. Usman pushed forward as Edwards circled around on the exterior. Edwards actioned in with a left hand. They both tossed leg kicks and Usman slipped. He right away returned to his feet and clinched. Edwards pressed him away and provided a kick to the body. Usman took Edwards down however could not keep Edwards grounded. Edwards landed an uppercut. Usman worked to get the battle to the ground. Edwards corner informed him that he won the round.

Usman pushed forward. Edwards almost gotten in touch with a head kick. Usman closed the range and pushed Edwards versus the cage. Edwards apart and landed a tidy knee. Usman once again attempted to get the battle to the ground. Edwards gets rid of the effort and provided a leg kick. Usman gets Edwards to the ground however Edwards rapidly returns to his feet. Edwards landed a mix. Usman once again presses him versus the cage. Edwards secures free and the round ends.

The judges scored the defend Edwards by bulk choice. The scorecards check out 48–46, 48–46, and 47–47

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