UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will be defending his title against an old foe.
“The Nigerian Nightmare” underwent a surgery on his hand a couple of days ago, but it seems he’ll be back in no time.
According to Ariel Helwani, Usman and Edwards will be meeting once again this upcoming summer, this time for the welterweight gold.
They initially met back in 2015 when Kamaru got the W via UD.
“Despite Kamaru Usman’s recent hand surgery, Leon Edwards’ team has been told he’ll be ready to return by the summer. So they are hoping they finally get their title shot around that July 2 International Fight Week date.”
Usman’s side of things also confirmed the target date, with his manager Ali Abdelaziz telling ESPN that they’re looking to return on the UFC 276 card on July 2.