UFC 286: Kamaru Usman insists he didn’t lose to Leon Edwards

UFC 286: Kamaru Usman insists he didn’t lose to Leon Edwards

Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman failed his bid to reclaim his UFC welterweight title as he lost by majority decision to Leon Edwards at UFC 286 in London on Saturday.

The former Champion failed to land plenty strike, but did put Edwards under pressure with his takedown attempts.

After fifth round Edwards won by  majority decision (48-46, 48-46, 47-47) and earned back to back win over Usman who defended his title five times.

The victory over Usman, 35, sees Edwards make his first title defence since beating the Nigerian in August.

Speaking with the press, Usman said, he thought he enough to take the fight while paying tribute to Edwards.

“I think I did enough to win the fight but I knew it was close,” he said.

“He had a great gameplan. I always said from the start we’d meet again and I’m not done. We will see each other again.

“I always gave him props for what he’s accomplished. He’s a brother like myself and great respect. London you’ve got yourself a great champion.”

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