Leon Edwards obtained the champion’s remedy within the U.Okay. after arriving again dwelling in England with the UFC welterweight title draped over his shoulder following his sensational come-from-behind knockout of Kamaru Usman at UFC 278.
Edwards, who knocked out Usman with a head kick within the closing minute of the battle, was greeted by swarms of his fellow countrymen after touching down in Birmingham earlier this week, with Renegade MMA sharing a few of the footage on social media.
Edwards pulled off a comeback for the ages after flattening Usman with a head kick after being down 3-1 on the judges’ scorecards heading into the fifth spherical. It was a exceptional victory through which Edwards etched his title into the MMA historical past books after changing into the second British fighter to win a UFC title after Michael Bisping.
Edwards would love his first title protection to be within the U.Okay., with UFC president Dana White hinting at a trilogy battle with Usman at London’s Wembley stadium in early 2023.