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Pros react to Leon Edwards KO's Kamaru Usman at UFC 278

Leon Edwards, Kamaru Usman, UFC 278

Tonight at UFC 278 featuring Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards (Leon Edwards) battle for the welterweight title to repeat itself as the protagonist.

Usman (20-2 MMA) and Edwards (20-3 MMA) originally met in December 2015 in a unanimous decision victory for the Nigerian Nightmare. After that victory, Kamaru Usman went on to a 13-game winning streak while taking the UFC welterweight title and defending it five straight times in the process.

Meanwhile, Leon Edwards has 9 wins – 0 without a match since suffering a setback from Usman in 2015. The Birmingham native defeated Nate Diaz by unanimous decision in his previous final effort at UFC 263.

Tonight’s UFC 278 Main Event proved to be a back-and-forth. Leon Edwards got off to a great start to the game, knocking Usman down and taking a large portion of the opening round. However, Kamaru Usman will turn things around in the second, third and fourth rounds, leaving “Rocky” to finish in the fifth and final round. Well, Edwards did just that, ending Usman’s night with a thunderous header in the last minute of the final innings.

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UFC 278 Official Results: Leon Edwards def. Kamaru Usman by KO (header) at 4:04 of round 5

Check out the pros’ reactions to “Usman vs. Edwards 2” below:

I would love to hack somewhere in this title give me give me give me

– Connor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 21, 2022

This man is without a doubt an animal 🐐👑#UFC278

— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) August 21, 2022

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WE GO CHAMP 🏆 🔥🔥🔥 #UFC278 pic.twitter.com/RrjUfzFDb1

— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) August 21, 2022

here. us. go! ! 👀 #UFC278

— Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) August 21, 2022

Rock Babe 🤪🤪🤪👊🏼💥 #UFC278

— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) August 21 2022

Let’s go to Leon Edwards #UFC278 @ufc @ UFCEurope

– Paul Craig (@PCraigmma) August 21, 2022

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Leon’s round was great! ! ! The timing he knows when to do what is amazing! ! #UFC278

— Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) August 21, 2022

As long as Usman is on his back, my jaw is already stuffed 😂 #UFC278

-Tati Yana Suarez (@tatianaufc) August 21, 2022

Usman trains at altitude, I think that will/is playing a huge factor here! #UFC278

— Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) August 21, 2022

The table is turning! #ufc278

– JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) August 21, 2022

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I see this round is over 🤔🤔 #ufc278

– GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) August 21, 2022

Wrestlers don’t sit down between rounds! #UFC278

— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) August 21, 2022

Herb should have called the fence grab on both sides. Only right. #UFC278

— Aljaman Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) August 21, 2022

Usman will delete that personal

— Eric Anders (@erykanders) 2022 August 21, 2008

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3-1 Usman. High altitude training pays off here. #UFC278

— Chris Curtis The Action Man (@Actionman513) August 21, 2022

Leon Edwards’ post-fight reaction to Kamaru Usman at UFC 278:

hahahahahahahaha

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 21, 2022

My heart aches for Usman, he almost won the whole game. What a sport! #ufc278

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) August 21, 2022

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NOW WATCH ME! ! ! Wow good shit @Leon_edwardsmma

— Brian Ortega (@BrianTcity) August 21, 2022

Omggggggggg I’m so happy for my boy #ufc278

— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) 2022 August 21st

That’s crazy 🤯 #UFC279 # ROCKY

— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) August 21, 2022

You know @ColbyCovMMA wants a championship now! #ufc278

— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) August 21, 2022

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Usman will come out and say he is from Pluto after that sm LOL Marty green pants from Pluto😂

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 21, 2022

After tonight’s KO win over Kamaru Usman in Salt Lake City, who would you like to see Leon Edwards play next? Share your thoughts on Penn Nation in the comments!

This article was first published on BJPENN.COM

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