Kamaru Usman

Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman is confident he will bounce back after losing his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title at UFC 278 to Britain’s Leon Edwards.

The win for Edwards at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, U. S. on Saturday was one of the greatest comebacks in mixed martial arts history.

The 30-year old Jamaican-born British fighter, looked to be headed for a defeat on the judges’ scorecards.

But then faked a jab with his left hand and then landed a left-foot kick to the head that sparked the 35-year old Nigerian, to claim the belt.

Commenting via his twitter handle @usman84kg, the Nigerian congratulated Edwards on the victory.

“Champs f$ck up sometimes… but we bounce back and come with vengeance!!

“Damn I love this sport!!! Things happen but… Alhamdulillah we move!! Congratulations @Leon_edwardsmma,” Usman tweeted.

Usman had defeated Edwards in their previous meeting in 2015 but this victory makes the 30-year old the second British fighter to hold a UFC title after Michael Bisping in 2016. (NAN)