Kamaru Usman has actually released a declaration following his bulk choice loss to Leon Edwards at tonight’s UFC 286 occasion in London. Usman (20-3 MMA) and Edwards (21-3 MMA) clashed for a 3rd time this night with the promo’s sought after welterweight title up for grabs. Kamaru Usman had actually gone into the Octagon seeking to rebound from his title loss to Leon Edwards this previous August. That obstacle, which was a ruthless head kick knockout, had actually marked Usman’s 2nd profession defeat and his very first loss considering that 2013. Edwards had actually gone into the UFC 286 primary occasion sporting a ten-fight winning streak, his most current being the previously mentioned knockout triumph over Usman at UFC 278. Coincidentally, Leon’s a lot of previous defeat had actually come way back in December of 2015, when he was outpointed by ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ at UFC on Fox 17. Tonight’s UFC 286 centerpiece showed to be a thrilling backward and forward five-round affair. Leon Edwards had the ability to land a huge selection of kicks throughout the twenty-five-minute contest, damaging the lead leg of the previous champ. Kamaru Usman had the ability to make 4 takedowns in the bout, however eventually had a hard time to keep the Birmingham local on his back. ‘Rocky’ had a point deducted in Round 3, he still did enough to emerge triumphant on 2 of the judges’ scorecards. Authorities UFC 286 Result: Leon Edwards def. Kamaru Usman by bulk choice (48-46 x2, 47-47) Usman was really considerate in his post-fight interview however did note that he believed he had actually done enough to get the win. Most just recently, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ required to Twitter where he provided the following declaration on tonight’s obstacle. An unique thank you to my management, household, good friends, and fans. I value each and everybody of you. Wasn’t my night however as constantly we return to work. Congratulations @Leon_edwardsmma terrific work– KAMARU USMAN(@USMAN84kg)March 19, 2023 “An unique thank you to my management, household, good friends, and fans. I value every one of you. Wasn’t my night however as constantly, we return to work. Congratulations @Leon_edwardsmma terrific work “Although it was a really close battle, UFC President Dana White made it clear at the post-fight presser that Colby Covington will be the next male to challenge Leon Edwards for the belt. Who would you like to see Kamaru Usman battle in his next Octagon look? Share your ideas in the remark area listed below.
Kamaru Usman issues statement following his majority decision loss to Leon Edwards at UFC 286: “Wasn’t my night”