UFC 278 Results: Edwards Stuns The World
Leon Edwards just shocked the world. The "Rocky" story of Edwards came to life with a come-from-behind, head-kick knockout late in Round 5 of the main event of UFC 278 on Saturday night.
After becoming the first person to score a takedown on the nearly perfect champion in Round 1, Edwards struggled in the following rounds to build any kind of momentum.
Usman took over the fight with his superior wrestling and slung heavy boxing combinations and seemed on his way to yet another title defense as he neared Anderson Silva's record for most all time.
Usman's pace slowed in Round 5, but it was likely leading towards a unanimous decision win for him as Edwards seemed defeated in his corner as his team begged him to come to life in the final round.
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Suddenly, Edwards flicked out a right jab and fired up a left head kick that knocked Usman out cold at 4:04 of Round 5.
It was the fourth latest finish in a championship fight -- just seconds short of Usman's own finish of Colby Covington in 2019.