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Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington Fight At UFC 296: Key Results And Highlights

6 months ago By Jhon Woug

UFC 276 featured a classic bout between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington. In Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena, there was an intriguing bout that didn’t just display Edwards’s ‘supremacy in the octagon but also revealed how much room for survival exists amidst the media avalanche of pre-match drama.

Emotional Triumph: Leon Edwards’ Journey to Victory

Slugger Leon Edwards, the UFC’s welterweight champion at present, went into the fight with a leaden heart. The emotional baggage that Covington brought to his pre-fight taunting press conferences was weighing heavy on everyone’s mind! By cynically exploiting Edwards’ personal tragedy (the murder of his father) for entertainment purposes, Covington had sown seeds that would bear fruit in intrigues outside the realm of flesh-and-bone existence. Edwards said after the fight that it required massive effort to curb his anger and bring himself back to the task at hand.

Edwards expressed himself emotionally during his post-fight interview, giving a glimpse of the deeply personal aspect of this matchup. In fact, he explained that it was devastating for him when John Franklin smeared my dad’s death across some stupid cards like these as part of an entertainment card game or whatever backstage anticusted with drunkenness and public ridicule.

The emotional rollercoaster got started when Covington successfully used a team of psychologists to draw out Edwards ’emotions at the pre-fight press conference, which created an electric atmosphere for UFC 296. Then, once inside the cage, Champion showed remarkable sang-froid and a coolly calculating outlook.

Strategic Brilliance: Edwards Dictates Pace

As soon as the bell rang, Leon Edwards didn’t hesitate to establish control. He started by setting the pace of his fight. When he needed to, Lawlor would engage with Covington and then only allow him opportunities for grappling when it suited him. Landed hooks to the head and kicks to the body and legs with surgical non-chalance.

Covington, known for his stamina and forward pressure, not to mention chain wrestling, found himself unusually reserved in those opening rounds. By being able to negate Covington’s strong points, Edwards demonstrated the evolution of his own mixed martial arts career. While Covington became more lively in the later rounds, particularly when Edwards entered willing to participate in grappling exchanges, Champion always maintained control.

The final round of their five-round battle saw them each able to take the other down. In Round 5, both teams traded takedowns, with Covington accepting a submission attempt from Edwards, only escaping by slipping out before losing consciousness in the process while scrambling madly on top after missing his opportunity to attack when he stunned himself while exchanging positions with and accidentally catching an The three scorecards, unanimous in their verdicts, made Edwards the welterweight champion.

Undefeated Streak and Title Aspirations: Edwards’ Victory Path

This was the 13th win of Leon Edwards’s career in a row. His last loss came against Kamaru Usman back in December 2015, which he twice avenged thereafter over two and four years ago, respectively. With a combined balanced set of skills and the ability to adapt, any lightweight-fearing Edwards is just plain nuts.

His two most recent losses came just four months apart in August 2016 and January 2017; sandwiched between them were three wins. is his lack of success in those title fights, with an ignominious 0-3 record that casts doubt on whether he will ever manage to hold that sought-after belt fastened around his waist. At UFC 296, though losing to Edwards will not stop his reign as the sport’s best welterweight pioneer, it leaves Covington mulling over whether he has a future in this increasingly competitive weight division.

Undercard Highlights: Rakhmonov, Pimblett, and Emmett Shine

While the Edwards vs. Covington bout played the spotlight role, undercard shows boasting notable turns added to UFC 296 excitement. Shavkat Rakhmonov staked his claim for a title shot with a second-round submission win over Stephen Thompson, whom he had finished off with a perfect finishing rate. He has won all 18 fights so far as a professional fighter.

In October, Paddy Pimblett’s resounding comeback victory in the UFC over Tony Ferguson cemented his role as one of the lightweight division’s showcase fighters. To open the PPV, in a shocking display of force, Josh Emmett landed one of the most savage knockouts you’ve seen someone walk away from. But they still call it mixed martial arts with reason.

UFC 296 delivers unforgettable moments.

The presence of the emotional undertones that added intensity is what will be remembered about UFC 296. scenes after the fight. The scene of Edwards revealing how much the pre-fight ceremony had taken out of him humanised fighters while demonstrating another key characteristic in a fighter: resilience to get past disaster.

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