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Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Usman vs Edwards?
Kamaru Usman will take on Leon Edwards, as the main event of UFC 278, on Saturday 20th August 2022 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
The fight will be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
This contest is for the UFC welterweight championship.
Usman vs Edwards stats
Kamaru Usman steps into the ring 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 will make his way to the ring 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 suggest Usman has advantage in power over Edwards, with a 45% knock out percentage over Edwards' 33%.
Kamaru Usman is the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Edwards has a height advantage of 2 inches over Usman. Despite this, he has 4-inch reach advantage.
Usman's experience as a professional fighter is 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 has fought 6 more professional rounds, 63 to Edwards' 57.
Usman vs Edwards form
Usman has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he beat Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had defeated 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.
Leon Edwards has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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 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 recent activity, Kamaru Usman has been fighting more than Leon Edwards.
Kamaru Usman last fought 7 months and 14 days ago, while Leon Edwards' last outing was 1 year and 8 days ago.
Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
Usman vs Edwards US streams
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