Mixed Martial Arts-Edwards out-points Usman to retain UFC welterweight belt

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Leon Edwards emerged victorious after a gruelling five-round battle with Kamaru Usman to retain his welterweight title, scoring a majority decision win on the judges’ scorecards at UFC 286 on Saturday. Edwards beat Usman in sensational fashion when the two met in Salt Lake City in August last year, knocking the Nigerian out with a spectacular fifth-round head kick to claim the title, but Usman was quickly granted a re-match. This time, the fight was to be on home soil for Edwards, and London’s O2 Arena gave him a hero’s welcome as he entered the octagon. The crowd …

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