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UFC 278 Result: Leon Edwards SHOCKS Kamaru Usman With 5th Round KO, Wins UFC Welterweight Championship

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In possibly the biggest upset of the year in MMA, Leon Edwards has pulled off one hell of a shocking result with the fifth round knockout of Kamaru Usman and has become the new UFC Welterweight Champion in the main event of UFC 278 on 20th August at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.

The winning blow came in the fifth round as Edwards feinted a right jab then followed it up with a brutal head kick knocking out Usman in the process, ending the Nigerian’s undefeated UFC streak and becoming the new 170-pound champ in three years.

UFC 278 FULL RESULT:

Main Card

  • UFC Welterweight Championship Main Event: Kamaru Usman (c) . Leon Edwards defeats Kamaru Usman via fifth-round KO (head kick)
  • Middleweight: Paulo Costa defeats Luke Rockhold via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Bantamweight: Merab Dvalishvili defeats Jose Aldo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Women’s Bantamweight: Lucie Pudilova defeats Wu Yanan via second-round TKO (elbows)
  • Light Heavyweight: Tyson Pedro defeats Harry Hunsucker via first-round TKO (punches)

Under Card

  • Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura defeats Alexander Romanov via majority decision (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
  • Lightweight: Jared Gordon defeats Leonardo Santos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Featherweight: Sean Woodson defeats Luis Saldana ruled a split draw (29-27, 27-29, 28-28)
  • Welterweight: Ange Loosa defeats A.J. Fletcher via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Flyweight: Amir Albazi defeats Francisco Figueiredo via first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
  • Bantamweight: Aori Qileng defeats Jay Perrin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Flyweight: Victor Altamirano defeats Daniel Da Silva via first-round TKO (punches)

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