Kamaru Usman has lost his title after suffering a knockout defeat in the hands of Leon Edwards.

Edwards became Britain’s second ever UFC champion after a shock result at the UFC 278 main event at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, USA on Sunday morning.

Usman had won their first clash seven years ago in a 19-fight win streak that earned him the title of UFC’s pound-for-pound king.

Edwards came into this fight on an undefeated streak, winning nine bouts in a row.

The Jamaica-born Briton, however, avenged his loss to Usman, after landing a vicious kick that sent Usman sprawling to the canvas with only seconds left of their five-bout clash.

Usman winning 3-1 after the fourth round and only needed to avoid a knockout to retain his title and match MMA Greatest of All Time Anderson Silva with six successive title defences.