Leon Edwards proved Henry Cejudo wrong at UFC 278 by knocking out Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman suffered a horrific loss to Leon Edwards at UFC 278. In a video posted by Henry Cejudo on his YouTube channel, the former UFC double champion can be seen calling Leon Edwards ‘easy money’ moments before he knocked out the Nigerian.

Henry Cejudo has won UFC titles in two divisions
Henry Cejudo looks on in the first round of the UFC Flyweight Title Bout against Demetrious Johnson during UFC 227 (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Kamaru Usman was undefeated for nine years before he met Leon Edwards at UFC 278. The fight began with Edwards using his range to keep Usman away. He threw a strong calf kick and body shots to open his attacks. Usman realized that he needs to utilize his wrestling to disrupt the British fighter’s flow.

He quickly closed the distance and initiated a clinch. Edwards however, maintained his composure and posture forcing Usman into a clinch contest. In one of the rarest sights in a Kamaru Usman fight, Edwards established strong under-hooks that postured the Nigerian up. and used his full force to trip Usman and secure a takedown. ‘Rocky’ obtained a dominant position of full mount, and quickly took Usman’s back. He worked his way for a submission in the remainder of the round.

Realizing that he was one round down against the challenger, Usman came in to the second round stronger. He pressured his opponent with intent, and forced his wrestling onto him. He managed to wear down his opponent who seemed to have no answers for Usman’s wrestling proficiency.

The Nigerian was taking down his opponent at will and it looked like he was well on his way to a decision victory. Before the last round, Edwards’ corner encouraged him to dig deep and urged him to push the action. He pulled out a sneaky head kick weapon from deep in his arsenal, that stifled Usman and knocked him out cold. What followed was clear display of thrill and agony from both sides, and a reminder of why this is the most unpredictable sport in the world.

Henry Cejudo reacts to the main event of UFC 278

Cejudo posted a video on his YouTube channel where he can be seen confidently predicting the outcome of UFC 278 main event. To everyone’s surprise including Cejudo, Edwards pulled off an impressive comeback.

Moments before the fight Cejudo could be seen speaking to their manager Ali Abdelaziz calling Edwards ‘easy money’. Ali Abdelaziz is the manager for both Kamaru Usman and Henry Cejudo.

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