Undisputed UFC welterweight champion, Leon Edwards stays supremely assured of retaining his division crown in March at UFC 286 in opposition to Kamaru Usman, claiming he sees no route by which the Auchi native involves London and defeats him at The O2 Enviornment.
Edwards, who headlines UFC 286 on March 18. in a trilogy rubber match in opposition to Usman, managed to avenge a 2015 loss in August of final yr, clinching the welterweight crown with a shocking, rallying fifth spherical excessive kick KO of Usman in Salt Lake Metropolis.
The Birmingham native had been linked with a slew of potential first title protection opponents following his win over Usman, with the Nigeria native coping with a hand damage within the months following his first promotional loss.
Leon Edwards supremely assured forward of UFC 286 title protection
Nevertheless, now slated to headline UFC 286 on March 18. in opposition to the Trevor Wittman trainee, Edwards, who famous his undefeated report while combating in London, maintained Usman wouldn’t have the ability to come to enemy territory and take the championship from him.
“To beat the pound-for-pound [number one] in your worst night time, I believe that’s one in all my worst performances so far as career-wise goes within the UFC,” Leon Edwards stated throughout a Q&A session. “To have the ability to nonetheless keep calm beneath that going into the fifth spherical and to get the KO. I believe that exhibits character from me. That exhibits my psychological I.Q. for the struggle sport, so far as figuring out when to land that shot.”
“I believe taking all that into the struggle, it’s going to be night time for me,” Leon Edwards continued. “I do know he’s (Kamaru Usman) powerful, I do know he’s good – I’m not deluded. I do know he’s fighter, however I actually imagine that I’m higher and I can’t see how he comes over and beats me in London.”
Edwards and Usman take foremost occasion honors at UFC 286, with a light-weight conflict between former interim division titleholder, Justin Gaethje, and the surging, Rafael Fiziev slated to co-headline in London.