A little bit over two weeks stays till Leon Edwards lastly will get a crack on the UFC middleweight title.
The duty at hand, although, is a frightening one. The person Edwards should defeat if he’s to assert what could be the UK’s second-ever UFC title is among the many most dominant champions in latest UFC historical past, and a person who has overwhelmed all comers at 170-pounds — most of them twice.
Certainly, Usman might be in search of a second victory in opposition to Edwards relationship again to their first assembly in December 2015, a date which additionally resonates with Edwards in that it was the final time he misplaced a blended martial arts bout. Greater than that, Edwards is way from the primary fighter to overtly name for Usman, as this was a path taken by each Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington twice, however these 4 fights all had the identical closing chapter: a Kamaru Usman victory.
Time will inform if Edwards’ public pursuit of Usman will find yourself being a case of ‘watch out what you would like for’, however earlier than that you could remind your self of what occurred when Covington obtained his second alternative in opposition to the champion final 12 months within the video beneath.