The world is still in shock over Leon Edwards. With a head-kick knockout in the last seconds of Round 5 of the main event of UFC 278 on Saturday night, the “Rough” story of Edwards began to take shape.
After being the first person to defeat the nearly flawless hero in Round 1, Edwards fought in the next rounds to pick up any kind of speed. Usman appeared to be on his way to defending another belt as he got closer to Anderson Silva’s record for most wins in a career. Usman took control of the fight with his effective wrestling and heavy-handed boxing combinations.
In Round 5, Usman’s momentum slowed down again, but it was still conceivable to move in the direction of a reliable decision.