Leon Edwards Scores Clinical Win Over Kamaru Usman to Retain Title – UFC 286 Results (Highlights)

‘Rocky’ defeated ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ after going the distance in a high-pace competitive affair

Leon Edwards, UFC 286
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Reigning welterweight champion Leon Edwards took on Kamaru Usman in an immediate title rematch in the headlining bout of UFC 286 in London, England.

UFC 286: Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman

Round 1

Usman threatens a takedown. Edwards lands a low kick. Usman gets a jab in. Big left hand from Edwards. Edwards with a leg kick. Usman lands a right hand. Edwards with a jab. Edwards with a low kick. Usman is on the front foot. Big body kick from Edwards and another one. Usman goes for a takedown and pins Edwards off the fence. Edwards does well to defend. Edwards goes to the body with the kick. He might be setting up another head kick. Edwards gets another kick to the body.

Round 2

Edwards gets the inside leg kick. Usman jabs to the body. Leg kick by Edwards. Edwards lands a body kick. Low kick from Edwards. Jab from Usman. Edwards counters well with some big shots and a clean knee ended by a left hook. Usman uppercuts to the body. Inside leg kick by Edwards. Big right hand from Usman and he gets a takedown. He gets his back. Usman unleashes a barrage of punches. They separate. Edwards shoots for a takedown and doesn’t get it as Usman sprawls. They get up. Usman works with the jab. Edwards lands a body kick.

Round 3

Usman keeps the pressure high. Edwards with an inside leg kick. Usman gets a single leg takedown. He’s in half guard looking for the side control. Usman gets his back against the cage. Fence grab from Edwards leads to point deduction. Fight resumes in stand up. Edwards turning up the volume. Jab from Usman. Edwards jabs to the body. Low blow from Edwards calls time out. Body kick from Edwards. Nice knee from Edwards grazes Usman. Usman jabs to the face and then the body. Nice right from Usman. Edwards chopping away at the legs. Usman lands a clean elbow. Goes to grapple with Edwards against the cage. They separate and end the round in the middle.

Round 4

Edwards gets the low kick. Edwards with a leg kick. Usman is right in his face. Inside leg kick from Edwards. Usman is closing the distance constantly, crazy pressure. Usman goes for a body kick and slips down to the ground. He does well to defend Edwards leaping in and gets back up. Inside leg kick from Edwards. Body kick from Edwards. Usman jabs to the body. Nice right hand from Usman. Edwards connects with two nice jabs. Usman jabs and shoots for a takedown. He gets it momentarily before Edwards gets up. Usman is right back at it. Edwards gets out and lands an uppercut and hook. Usman goes for the takedown. Edwards gets out. They clash with low kicks. Edwards with an uppercut. Usman grazes Edwards’ chin with a right.

Round 5

Usman continues the high pressure. Head kick from Edwards partially blocked by Usman. Inside leg kick from Edwards. Usman shoots for a takedown and pins him off the fence. Big right hand from Usman. Edwards gets a head kick in. He jabs. Edwards with a huge uppercut and elbow. Usman pins him against the cage. Jab from Edwards. Leg kick by Edwards. Huge knee from Edwards. Usman shoots in hopes of a single leg. Edwards does well to defend. Usman gets the double leg. Edwards is up. He gets a knee in two the body. Usman jabs and shoots for the takedown. They grapple against the cage before separating in the last 20 seconds. Low kick from Edwards. Usman shoots again. He pushes Edwards back with punching combo attempt.

Official Result: Leon Edwards defeats Kamaru Usman by majority decision (48-46, 48-46, 47-47).

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Published on March 18, 2023 at 8:13 pm
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