And Still… Kamaru Usman KO Masvidal to Retain UFC Title

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Usman vs Masvidal
A thunderous right hand from Usman knocks out Masvidal

A thunderous right hand a minute into the second frame put Masvidal out before he hit the canvas, as Kamaru Usman retains his welterweight title.

The win, his 14th is the longest winning streak among active fighters in the UFC

Kamaru Winning Streak
Kamaru Winning Streak hits 14th

Earlier in July last year with Usman overpowering his 36-year-old opponent in the clinch and on the ground and pounding away at will across five rounds.

This time, Usman got straight to the point with a punch that saw Masvidal crumple to a knockout for the first time in a 50 fights career.

 

Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman Reatins his welterweight title

Saturday’s fight card inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena welcomed American fans to a live UFC event for the first time since Las Vegas last March.

At this point, there’s no questioning Usman’s position as the top welterweight in the world.

He became champion by beating Tyron Woodley, and has added two wins against Masvidal, a win over Colby Covington and a knockout win over Burns.

In terms of new match-ups for the Nigerian Nightmare, there are a few options.

Leon Edwards will likely fight Nate Diaz in May, which could produce another challenger for Usman

 

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