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UFC: Leon Edwards knocks out Kamaru Usman, snatches title

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Leon Edwards on Sunday morning, delivered one of the most iconic moments in UFC history, as he knocked out Kamaru Usman with a head kick to dethrone the pound-for-pound No 1 welterweight champion.

With just one minute left on the clock, Edwards feinted forwards, drew Usman into a lean to his right where he was unceremoniously dispatched with a shin bone across the jaw.

Usman came around and mouthed: ‘You’ve got to be kidding me’. It brings an end to his astonishing reign as champion and is the first taste of defeat in the UFC for him.

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On becoming the new UFC welterweight champion, Edwards said, “I feel great. They all said I couldn’t do it, they all said I couldn’t do it. Look at me now.

“It doesn’t matter. From the trenches. I’m built like this. I go until the final bell. Pound-for-pound, head shot, dead.

“I told you we could win a belt from the UK, now look at me. There is no pound-for-pound, the belt belongs to nobody.

“I told you, mum, I’d change our lives. World champion, world champion, look at me now. I was born in Jamaica with nothing. I lived in a wood shack with a zinc roof.”