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Who won Usman vs Edwards II?
Leon Edwards beat Kamaru Usman by during the main event of UFC 278, on Saturday 20th August 2022 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Leon Edwards.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
This contest was for the UFC welterweight championship.
Usman vs Edwards II stats
Kamaru Usman stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Leon Edwards made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Usman had an advantage in power over Edwards, with a 45% knock out percentage over Edwards' 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Edwards had an advantage over Usman, with a 17% submission rate over Usman's 5%.
Kamaru Usman was the older man by 4 years, at 36 years old.
Edwards had a height advantage of 2 inches over Usman. Despite this, he had 4-inch reach advantage.
Usman's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Edwards', having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 5 months later than Edwards, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 76 to Edwards' 72.
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Usman had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had beat Colby Covington at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Leon Edwards had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Before that, he had defeated Gunnar Nelson at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had beat Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kamaru Usman had been fighting more than Leon Edwards.
Going to this contest, Kamaru Usman had last fought 2 years, 7 months and 4 days ago, while Leon Edwards' last outing had been 2 years, 5 months and 16 days ago.
Usman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
Edwards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 1 month. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
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