British Edwards defeated American Usman at UFC 286 in London and defended the belt for the first time
British mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Leon Edwards defeated American Kamaru Usman and retained the UFC welterweight championship belt. This is reported by the correspondent of “Lenta.ru”.
The main event of the 286th numbered league tournament took place in London. The fight lasted all five rounds and ended with the victory of the Briton by the decision of the majority of the judges.
Edwards, who defended the belt for the first time, has 21 wins and three losses. Usman has 20 wins and three losses.
In January, Leon Edwards spoke about a possible duel against the Swedish fighter of Chechen origin Khamzat Chimaev. “He’s also on my list. He is the fighter I want to take out. Khamzat can fight Colby Covington or someone like him, and then we’ll talk,” Edwards said. Chimaev and Edwards were supposed to fight in January 2021. However, the fight was cancelled.