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UFC 278 in Tweets: Fighters react to Leon Edwards’ late head-kick knockout against Kamaru Usman

UFC 278: Usman v Edwards 2 Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Leon Edwards pulled off the all-time great comebacks in octagon history with a single head-kick, flattening long-reigning champ Kamaru Usman to win the welterweight title at UFC 278.

Edwards was way down on scorecards and looked like he was more content to survive than to succeed after a tough go of things in the middle rounds. But one mistake from Usman allowed him to violently turn the tables, securing what could very well be the “Knockout of the Year.”

Here’s what fighters had to say about Edwards’ amazing win and the UFC 278 main card on Saturday at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake Edwards.

Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards

Paulo Costa def. Luke Rockhold

Merab Dvalishvili def. Jose Aldo

Lucie Pudilova def. Wu Yanan

Tyson Pedro def. Harry Hunsucker

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