Edwards teams up with spiderman after beating Usman in London.
English professional mixed martial artist Leon Edwards retained the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title.
Edwards defeated American and Nigerian professional mixed martial artist Kamarudeen Usman via unanimous decision in the early hours of Sunday, March 19 at the 02 Arena in London, United Kingdom.
Rocky was unable to deliver another spectacular knockout against Usman as the fight went the full five rounds.
The 31-year-old did enough to get the victory via a majority decision to record back-to-back victories against Usman.
Edwards on victory against Usman
Edwards was given the UFC welterweight belt after the victory against Usman and spoke in the octagon with Daniel Cormier
He was confident in his performance and praised Usman for making the fight competitive.
Edwards said, “He didn’t get any takedowns, I was landing cleaner shots. I took out his legs. Thanks to Kamaru for being a great competitor.
“I couldn’t get the kick around his head. He had the perfect defence. I was trying to set it up with kicks to the body and legs.
“I know it was a close fight so I knew I had to land the cleaner shots. He didn’t land many clean on me. He just had lots of pressure."
Edwards then went on to state that he is not interested in the possibility of facing Colby Covington who traveled to the UK as the replacement fighter.
He added, “Listen to the crowd! That man [Colby Covington] has sat out for two years. I might take a little trip to Miami and see what’s going on there.”
Edwards meets Spiderman
Edwards after the fight met with several celebrities present at the 02 Arena.
Following his victory, Edwards teamed up with English actor Thomas Holland known for his role as Spiderman.
Edwards at the end of his interview revealed he will turn up in Miami for the UFC 287 main card featuring Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira.
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