March 26, 2023

The world was just startled by Leon Edwards. With a come-from-behind head kick knockout late in Round 5 of the main event of UFC 278 on Saturday night, Edwards’ “Rocky” story came to life.


Edwards had the first takedown of the nearly flawless champion in Round 1, but he was unable to sustain any momentum in the subsequent rounds. Usman appeared to be headed for yet another championship defence as he came close to Anderson Silva’s all-time record for most title defences as he controlled the fight with his superior wrestling and strong boxing combinations.

The world was just startled by Leon Edwards. With a come-from-behind head kick knockout late in Round 5 of the main event of UFC 278 on Saturday night, Edwards’ “Rocky” story came to life.


Edwards had the first takedown of the nearly flawless champion in Round 1, but he was unable to sustain any momentum in the subsequent rounds. Usman appeared to be headed for yet another championship defence as he came close to Anderson Silva’s all-time record for most title defences as he controlled the fight with his superior wrestling and strong boxing combinations.