UFC 278 Usman vs. Edwards 2 

Leon Edwards has shocked the MMA world. With a head kick in the final round of a fight he was handily losing, Edwards knocked out Usman to win the UFC welterweight title in the main event of UFC 278 on Saturday night here at Vivint Arena.

The finish came at 4:04 of the fifth round. Usman was considered the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world.

Edwards snapped Usman’s 15-fight UFC winning streak, which was a UFC record. It was one of the most stunning knockouts in the history of the sport. “I can’t put it into words,” Edwards said.

Usman had been dominating the fight after the first round. But Usman leaned down to his right to defend an Edwards left and Edwards caught him flush with a left head kick, sending the more than 17,000 in attendance into a frenzy. Usman, who was out on contact, was less than a minute away from a sixth title defense.

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