Last night (Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022) at UFC 278 live on ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, “Rocky” startled UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman with a fifth-round finish to walk away with the 170-pound title.
Leon Edwards waited for his turn at the crown. Delays, opponent changes, and a pandemic all put an end to his quest for gold. When he finally got his chance, “Rocky” made the most of it.
Ufc 278 Usman Vs Edwards 2 Fight Highlight
On Saturday, Edwards knocked out Kamaru Usman to claim the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 278 in Salt Lake City. He landed a well-timed kick to Usman’s face after the bout was thought to be over.
Usman took possession. He knocked Edwards down numerous times, delivering many stinging elbows in the process. Between rounds, Edwards’ corner was animated, chastising him for his laziness. Although Edwards’ takedown defense improved with time, it seemed as though Usman would win.