Midnight Mania! Watch Israel Adesanya shocked speechless by Leon Edwards headbutt over Kamaru Usman – MMAmania.com – MMA Mania

Midnight Mania!  Watch Israel Adesanya shocked speechless by Leon Edwards headbutt over Kamaru Usman - MMAmania.com - MMA Mania

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by Leon Edwards come-from-behind, walk-off head kick knockout victory over Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 is one for the ages. First, it was almost perfect technique. Edwards read his opponent’s defenses, faked him to slide and lowered his hands, then put his shin directly against his temple.


Perhaps more important is the story. Despite a strong opening round and an impressive takedown of the underdog, Usman’s wrestling largely controlled the fight. Edwards looked tired and defeated, and no amount of yelling from his corner seemed to have any effect … until that head kick landed.

Israel Adesanya is rarely a man to keep quiet, but when his friend – one of the “Three Kings” of Africa along with Usman and Francis Ngannou – fell to the canvas, Adesanya was momentarily shocked into silence. When he regained his voice, Adesanya muttered, “He paraded too softly, f—k!”

“As happy as I am for Leo, I’m happier for a team,” Adesanya said later in his YouTube channel (through MMAJunkie). “Because, Tim, our manager, I know how much that meant to him. It is bittersweet. I’m so happy for Leon and Tim, but then I’m so sad for Kamaru. But then I also know, like the rematch – they’re going to have a rematch or something, so I know it’s going to be there.”

Watch the full video below:


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