The "Nigerian Nightmare" lost by KO against the British Leon Edwards, on Saturday night, August 20, in Salt Laye City (Utah, USA). It is the first defeat of his career.
Kamaru Usman is down. The man who is nicknamed the "Nigerian Nightmare" had a nightmarish night on Saturday, August 20 in Salt Lake City (Utah, USA). He lost to the British Leon Edwards. He lost his title of mid-middleweight champion, which he was defending for the sixth time.
This is the first defeat of Kamaru Usman's career. The Nigerian lost by KO. A single blow from his opponent was enough to put him on the ground. Knocked out.
It was during the fifth round of a fight that he was leading until the moment of his fall. Leon Edwards sent him a powerful kick to the jaw in the first minute of the final round that left him no chance.
In the previous four rounds, Kamaru Usman was on a roll. The UFC's number one ranked wrestler deployed his full range of wrestling skills to wear down his opponent. Grounded, against the ropes, Usman appeared to be on his way to victory. But his opponent let the storm pass before drawing on his last resources to deliver the knockout blow.
Leon Edwards thus takes his revenge on Kamaru Usman. The Nigerian fighter had beaten the Briton in 2015. Since this defeat, the latter has never lost a fight. Between the two fighters, it is now ball in the center: 1-1.
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