Aug 20 2022
Saturday

Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
20-1-0
KO 5
KO 5
18-3-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Welterweight Championship

The tape

37
Age
32
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
77.6" / 197 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Tape record

UDKOKOUDKO
Form
UDNCUDSDUD
20
Wins
18
9
By KO
6
45
KO%
33
1
By SUB
3
5
SUB%
17
1
Loses
3
0
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2011
21
Bouts
22
63
Rounds
57
4 hours, 49 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 14 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

-
UFC
2
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
3

Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards report

Who won Usman vs Edwards II?

Leon Edwards beat Kamaru Usman by knockout in the 5th round during the main event of UFC 278, on Saturday 20th August 2022 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.

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 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

Kamaru Usman's UFC record stood at 15-3-0, while Leon Edwards' came in at 14-2-0.

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 5 years, at 37 years old.

Edwards had a height advantage of 2 inches over Usman. Despite this, he had a 4-inch reach advantage.

Usman was the less experienced professional fighter, 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 1 less professional rounds, 76 to Edwards' 77.

Usman vs Edwards II form

Usman had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 opponents and going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against 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 beaten 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 defeated 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 was victorious 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.

He had won against 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 had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beaten 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 beaten 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 defeated 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 was victorious against 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 won against Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

Activity check

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, 6 months and 24 days ago, while Leon Edwards' last outing had been 2 years, 11 months and 18 days ago.

Usman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 21 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, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

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