Edwards defeated Usman in his first defense of the UFC championship, 3:18.

Jamaican-born British fighter Leon Edwards defeated Nigerian-born USA representative Kamaru Usman at number 286 in the main match of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) tournament.

For Edwards, this was his first championship defense: he is the heavyweight champion of promotion. The fight lasted all five rounds declared by the rules and ended with a decision of the referees in favor of Edwards – 48-46, 48-46, 47-47.

For the British athlete, this victory took the 21st place at the professional level, he also suffered three losses, one of which was considered an unsuccessful fight.

Usman played in 24 games in his career and had three losses in that fight, including a loss to Edwards.

Warriors have met twice before. Usman won the first time, Edwards won the second time.

Earlier it was reported that Azerbaijani fighter Rafael Fiziev was killed. acceptance American athlete Justin Gaethje is in the 286 co-main fight of the Absolute Fighting Championship. The fight lasted for three rounds determined by the rules and ended with the victory of Gaethje by the referee’s decision.

Source: Gazeta


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