Leon Edwards takes decision on Kamru Usman after point deduction
A welterweight championship trilogy bout headlines Saturday’s UFC 286 fight card at the O2 Arena in London, England. the champion Leon Edwards He put his title on the line for the first time against the man from whom he had taken it, kamru usman,
Usman defeated Edwards in their first meeting in 2015, but Edwards avenged the loss in dramatic fashion. Behind the scorecards, Edwards landed a head kick in the final minutes of the UFC 278 main event last August that knocked Usman unconscious.
Both did not touch the gloves. Osman pressured Edwards. He landed with a right hand. Edwards connected with a counter right. Edwards landed a series of heavy kicks to the body of Usman. Usman went ahead with punches and switched levels, working to bring the fight to the ground. Edwards defended the attempt. Referee Herb Dean wanted Edwards for putting his fingers inside Osman’s glove. Edwards targets Usman’s lead leg. They exchange words at the end of the round.
Usman came across the entire octagon and the referee told him to go back to his corner and then started the round, although the clock was already running. Edwards landed a low blow on Osman but the fight was quickly resumed. Edwards delivered two hard leg kicks. Osman continued to put pressure on Edwards. Edwards connected on the knee. Usman landed with a clean right hand. He switched levels and scored a takedown. Edwards stood but Usman landed several punches. Edwards wants to take the fight to the ground. Osman successfully dispersed. Edwards works to get back to his feet and the two separate. They exchange leg kicks. Usman applied a lot of pressure in the closing seconds of the frame and connected with a combination.
This is definitely a different fight than their last meeting. Edwards continued to target Usman’s legs. Usman secured a single-leg takedown. Edwards got to his feet but grabbed the fence and the referee took a count.
Edwards went back to deliver leg kicks. Usman responded with a hard jab and leg kicks of his own. Edwards delivers another low blow to Usman. The fight restarted and Edwards landed a kick to the body. Edwards was landing 70 percent of his attacks by the last minute of the third round. Usman clinched and delivered a combination that ended in an elbow. Osman won, but Edwards was free at the end of the round.
Edwards continued to land leg kicks. Usman edged Edwards to the outside edge. Edwards steps in with a left hand. Both of them threw leg kicks and Usman slipped. He immediately rose to his feet and froze. Edwards pushed him away and hit a kick to the body. Usman took Edwards down but could not keep Edwards on the ground. Edwards hits an uppercut. Osman worked to land the fight. Edwards corner told him that he had won the round.
Usman went ahead. Edwards almost connected with a head kick. Usman closed the distance and pressed Edwards against the cage. Edwards separated and landed on a clean knee. Osman then tried to move the fight to the ground. Edwards shook off the attempt and delivered a leg kick. Usman takes Edwards to the ground but Edwards quickly gets back to his feet. Edwards landed a combination. Usman then pressed him against the cage. Edwards breaks free and the round ends.
The judges scored the fight for Edwards by a majority decision. The scorecards read 48–46, 48–46 and 47–47.