Leon Edwards will defend his welterweight title in opposition to Kamaru Usman in the primary occasion of UFC 286 this weekend, on the first UFC pay-per-view occasion in Britain since 2016.
March and July 2022 noticed massively profitable Battle Nights happen at London’s O2 Enviornment, earlier than British MMA had one other development spurt when Edwards knocked out Usman in dramatic vogue in August to grow to be the nation’s second ever UFC champion.
Now Edwards makes his first defence of the title, taking over Usman – who outpointed him in 2015 – for a 3rd time. The pair will headline on the O2 Enviornment because the Jamaican-born champion appears to construct upon his beautiful, late end of his outdated rival.
Within the co-main occasion, former light-weight title challenger Justin Gaethje takes on rising contender Rafael Fiziev. Right here’s all it is advisable to know.
When is it?
UFC 286 takes place on the O2 Enviornment in London on Saturday 18 March.
The early prelims will start at 5pm GMT (9am PT, 11am CT, 12pm ET), with the prelims following at 7pm GMT (11am PT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET). The principle card is then scheduled to start out at 9pm (1pm PT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET).
How can I watch it?
The cardboard will air stay on BT Sport Field Workplace within the UK – at a value of £19.95 – with the broadcaster’s app and web site additionally streaming the fights.
Within the US, ESPN+ will stream the motion stay, as will the UFC’s Battle Go.
Edwards – 7/4
Usman – 4/9
Full card (topic to vary)
Leon Edwards (C) vs Kamaru Usman 3 (welterweight title)
Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev (light-weight)
Gunnar Nelson vs Bryan Barberena (welterweight)
Jennifer Maia vs Casey O’Neill (ladies’s flyweight)
Marvin Vettori vs Roman Dolidze (middleweight)
Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani (featherweight)
Chris Duncan def. Omar Morales by way of cut up resolution (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Yanal Ashmoz def. Sam Patterson by way of first-round KO (1:15)
Muhammad Mokaev def. Jafel Filho by way of third-round submission (rear bare choke, 2:42)
Lerone Murphy def. Gabriel Santos by way of cut up resolution (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Christian Leroy Duncan def. Dusko Todorovic by way of first-round TKO (knee harm, 1:52)
Jake Hadley def. Malcolm Gordon by way of first-round TKO (1:01)
Joanne Wooden def. Luana Carolina by way of cut up resolution (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Jai Herbert vs Ludovit Klein ends as majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Veronica Hardy def. Juliana Miller by way of unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)