By: David Smith

Kamaru Usman Was Cheating During Leon Edwards Fight?

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The main event of UFC 278 saw one of the biggest comebacks in UFC history when Leon Edwards knocked out Kamaru Usman in round 5 to win the welterweight title.

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It was an exciting fight when Leon Edwards was putting pressure on Kamaru Usman with his offense. Edwards even took down Usman, who had 100% takedown defense before the fight.

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Surprising a lot of fans and Kamaru Usman, Leon Edwards certainly showed impressive wrestling skills against Kamaru Usman, who is one of the best wrestlers in UFC now.

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There were many times, Kamaru Usman grabbed the cage during the wrestling exchanges and even grabbed Leon Edwards' gloves.

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However, he did not get any warnings from the referee for them, which can be called cheating. Not just Usman but Edwards also grabbed the fence a few times and was warned by the referee Herb Dean.

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Fans have shown their frustration online with Kamaru Usman's "cheating" during the fight. To be fair, cage grabbing and gloves grabbing is not too uncommon in MMA fights.

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However, that can certainly change the outcome of the fight in some cases. Many fans still believe that Oliveira grabbing Poirier's gloves was a huge turning point in the fight.

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