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Leon Edwards becomes the second British fighter to win the UFC welterweight title
Leon Edwards becomes the second British fighter to win the UFC welterweight title
Leon Edwards becomes the second British fighter to win the UFC welterweight title
MMA Leon Edwards becomes the second British fighter to win the UFC welterweight...

Leon Edwards becomes the second British fighter to win the UFC welterweight title

UFC Welterweight Title:  A last-second head kick from Leon Edwards over Kamaru Usman in Salt Lake City allowed him to win the UFC welterweight championship.

Before unleashing a left-high kick in the last round at Vivint Arena that sent Usman down to the floor, the 30-year-old British challenger was headed for defeat.

Only two Brits have won the UFC championship: Michael Bisping in 2016 and Edwards, who lost to Usman in 2015.

He said in his post-fight octagon interview: “I can’t put it into words. It’s been a long four years. They all doubted me, they all said I couldn’t do it. Look at me now!

“I’m from the trenches, I’m built like this. I go until the battle is done.

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