Stripped of his title of world welterweight champion last August, Nigerian fighter Kamaru Usman has the opportunity to take his revenge, and the belt, against Leon Edwards this Saturday, March 18. This will be the third clash between the two, and it promises sparks.
” The Triology is the very evocative title chosen by the UFC to promote the fight between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards. The third act of this confrontation, on the way to registering in the legend of MMA, makes all the followers salivate. And there is enough for this face-off which will be beautiful between two fighters who each display a victory against the other. Usman won in December 2015 against Edward, and the latter won on August 20.
For Kamaru Usman, this last fight had bad dream looks for the one who is rightly nicknamed the “Nigerian nightmare”. Reigning UFC welterweight champion, remaining on 15 straight wins, Usman was heading for a 16th success after dominating Edwards in the first four rounds. But during the last round, the Briton sent a high kick (high kick) from the left on the head of Kamaru Usman who collapsed. KO!
” This left kick is one of his main weapons, whether to hit the body or the headtoday decrypts Kamaru Usman. He had practiced for this shot and I just gave him the opportunity to hit me with it. If you mean it was luck, you can, but it was a great shot he sent. Even me, when I saw it, I said to myself that it was magnificent. My job is to go back, fix those mistakes and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
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On the eve of this clarification fight, the Nigerian fighter presents himself as “ the former and very soon the new welterweight world champion. The native of Auchi, Nigeria confided, more than a year ago on RFIwanting to become the “ best fighter in history “. ” I get up every day, I train every day, I give everything every day to achieve this goal. I won’t stop until I get there “, had hammered the one who could be seen as the (future?) Goat in the same way as Jones Jones. But that was before his loss to Edwards.
The Briton, born in Jamaica, saved from delinquency by his practice of mixed martial arts, admits that his surprise victory seven months ago changed his career. ” When you set a goal and achieve it, for anyone and in any situation, that’s a big moment, Edwards said this week. And the way I did it, knocking out what was called number 1 pound-for-pound, that was fantastic. “.
The fight will take place this Saturday, March 18 at the “O2 Arena” in London (United Kingdom) from 7:30 p.m. UT.