Leon Edwards captured the UFC welterweight title with a stunning victory over Kamaru Usman in Salt Lake City sealed by a last-minute header.
The 30-year-old British challenger was on course for defeat at Vivint Arena before unleashing a high left kick in the final round that sent Usman crashing to the canvas.
Edwards, who lost to Usman in 2015, is just the second Briton to become a UFC champion, following Michael Bisping in 2016.
He said in his post-fight Octagon interview: “I can’t put it into words. It’s been four long years. They all doubted me, they all said I couldn’t do it. Look- me now!
“I come from the trenches, I’m built like that. I go there until the battle is over.
“I do it for everyone who comes behind me. I told you it was possible. We can win a belt, from the UK. Look at me now. I told you I could do it.
“God is on my side. I said it all week, I felt like this was my moment. Everything that happened in the past – two years, the pandemic, all that. They all said I couldn’t come back and do this.
“There is no ring rust. Now look at me, the world champion. I was born in Jamaica with nothing, look at me now.”
Former Irish UFC champion Conor McGregor wrote on Twitter: “Amazing scene to see! Congratulations Leon! A truly good, strong and dedicated Mixed Martial Artist!
“The UK’s second only UFC champion! Unbelievable! Congratulations mate!”