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Kamaru Usman is cast into the shadow world by Leon Edwards.

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There were many unexpected outcomes at UFC 278. An instant classic among combat sports fans, the first UFC pay-per-view took place in Salt Lake City.

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By knocking out Kamaru Usman, Leon Edwards announced himself as the new undisputed Welterweight Champion of the world.

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First round, Leon Edwards made a strong statement with his wrestling by defeating Kamaru Usman via a vert takedown.

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Soon after, Kamaru Usman took control of the fight, dominating throughout until a vicious kick from Usman put Edwards out cold.

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With under a minute remaining in the bout, the Nigerian Nightmare went to sleep after taking a perfectly timed head kick, suffering his first knockout loss.

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Leon Edwards not only became the first fighter to take down Kamaru Usman, but also the first to knock him out.

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He did so, becoming the first UFC Champion from Jamaica and the second British champion overall (following Michael Bisping).

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