Jorge Masvidal has predicted the winner of the UFC 278’s Main Event, having a unique perspective given that he has spent 26 minutes in the cage with Usman and served Leon Edwards a now infamous three-piece and soda.
Usman (20-1 MMA) and Edwards (19-3 MMA) will collide for a second time tomorrow evening at UFC 278, this go around with the welterweight championship on the line.
Having stopped the self-proclaimed “Cardio King” Colby Covington in their first bout and separating Jorge Masvidal’s soul from this plane of existence in their second bout, Kamaru Usman sits comfortably atop the Men’s P4P rankings.
The pair first Usman vs. Edwards met in December of 2015, with ‘The Nigerian Nightmare‘ earning a unanimous decision victory. Since then, Kamaru Usman has gone on to win thirteen straight fights, this while capturing the UFC welterweight title and defending it on five straight occasions.
Meanwhile, Leon Edwards has gone 9-0 with 1 no-contest since suffering that 2015 setback to Usman. The Birmingham native is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Nate Diaz in his most recent effort at UFC 263.
Given that he has fought Kamaru Usman on two occasions and had a scuffle with Leon Edwards at UFC London, there is no doubt that former welterweight title challenger Jorge Masvidal has some good insight on how tomorrow night’s title fight could play out.
For ‘Gambred’, he favors Usman to emerge victorious by way of decision, but is also not ruling out a knockout from ‘Rocky’.
“I think Kamaru wins. I don’t think he stops him or nothing, I just think he wins. I think he finds a way to get him, take him down, control him, throw a couple strikes, take him down, you know?” Jorge Masvidal told MMAFighting.
“I could see Leon winning, you know, cause it’s a fight, anybody could win, I could see him catch him with a head kick or a knee or something and stopping him because it’s not like Usman is perfect. Nobody is perfect in this sport. He could easily get caught and get put away. But I’m leaning towards Usman.”