Because the dominant welterweight champion and pound-for-pound king forward of UFC 278, folks anticipated Kamaru Usman to defend his title towards challenger Leon Edwards. However as everyone knows by now, the end result was the precise reverse, with “Rocky” scoring a last-minute head kick KO to turn into the brand new undisputed title holder at 170 kilos.
Each Usman and UFC president Dana White are already trying ahead to a possible trilogy. And if that occurs, Usman’s fellow Dominance MMA fighter Islam Makhachev sees a special consequence.
“Edwards fortunate as a result of (Usman) beat him all 5 rounds. Like first spherical, he take him down, take his again, however different rounds, he beat him very straightforward. Take him down many time and smash him,” Makhachev informed ESPN’s Brett Okamoto in a latest interview.
“Once they gonna struggle once more, like rematch, one hundred pc, I believe Kamaru’s gonna beat him,” he continued. “Identical drawback. Edwards have similar drawback, at all times with wrestling guys.”
Makhachev has his personal title struggle to take care of as he’s at present slated to face former champion Charles Oliveira for the vacant 155-pound belt at UFC 280 in October.