Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman: MMA Fans Divided Over Result of UFC 286 Main Event
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Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman: MMA Fans Divided Over Result of UFC 286 Main Event

  • Leon Edwards defended his UFC Welterweight title as he beat Kamaru Usman via majority decision
  • Many fans believe that Usman was robbed on the judges' scorecards after Edwards was declared the winner
  • Two judges scored the fight in favour of Edwards while the third judge believed that it was a draw

Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman went the distance as they fought for the UFC Welterweight title at the O2 Arena in London.

With the fight going to the judges’ scorecards, Edwards was declared the winner via majority decision.

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Leon Edwards defended his Welterweight title against Kamaru Usman, but some fans were unhappy with how the judges scored the fight. Image: Jeff Bottari
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Two judges saw the fight 48-46 in favour of the champion while the third judges scored the fight 47-47, MMA Fighting reported.

While many in the London arena rejoiced at the hometown star’s win, social media remains divided on the decision.

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Many MMA fans who watched the fight felt that Usman was robbed on the night and won more rounds than the judges gave him. Others felt that the fight was a draw.

Here's how social media reacted to the result:

@ansh_gawai:

"Judges were English."

@ClydeEdzani:

"Usman was robbed."

@jh_mufc:

"Thought Usman won that I can’t lie."

@mattycowie:

"Usman has been humbled. He’s just not as good as he thought he was."

@MahadeoNailesh:

"Usman is past it and Edwards just ran away all fight.. dead main event."

@WadexFlash:

"Leon absolutely dominated Usman with those leg kicks. Well deserved win."

@LowkeyCozy:

"Everybody who watched that fight knows that Usman won. It was a close fight and a great fight. But Usman should have won. We’ve seen the judges ruin fights all the time though."

@CP3fan_:

"Edwards had 33 more significant strikes, visibly did the most damage, displayed beautiful defense both striking and grappling. I’m a big Usman fan but I don’t see how anyone can think he truly won this fight."

Edwards defeats Usman

Leon Edwards showed his win last August was no fluke.

The reigning UFC Welterweight champion delighted his home fans at UFC 286, beating Kamaru Usman via majority decision in front of a packed crowd at the O2 Arena on Saturday night, Sports Brief reported.

Two judges scored the fight 48-46 in favor of Edwards, while the other ruled the contest as a 47-47 draw.

Source: Sports Brief News