Leon Edwards will defend his welterweight title in opposition to Kamaru Usman in the principle occasion of UFC 286 this weekend, on the first UFC pay-per-view occasion in Britain since 2016.
March and July 2022 noticed vastly profitable Fight Nights happen at London’s O2 Arena, earlier than British MMA had one other development spurt when Edwards knocked out Usman in dramatic trend in August to change into the nation’s second ever UFC champion.
Now Edwards makes his first defence of the title, taking up Usman – who outpointed him in 2015 – for a 3rd time. The pair will headline on the O2 Arena because the Jamaican-born champion appears to be like to construct upon his beautiful, late end of his previous rival.
In the co-main occasion, former light-weight title challenger Justin Gaethje takes on rising contender Rafael Fiziev.
Here’s all you must know.
When is it?
UFC 286 takes place on the O2 Arena 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 predominant card is then scheduled to start out at 9pm (1pm PT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET).
How can I watch it?
The card will air dwell on BT Sport Box Office within the UK – at a value of £19.95 – with the broadcaster’s app and web site additionally streaming the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will stream the motion dwell, as will the UFC’s Fight Pass.
Edwards – 7/4
Usman – 4/9
Full odds through Betway.
Full card (topic to alter)
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 (girls’s flyweight)
Marvin Vettori vs Roman Dolidze (middleweight)
Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani (featherweight)
Chris Duncan vs Omar Morales (light-weight)
Sam Patterson vs Yanal Ashmoz (light-weight)
Muhammad Mokaev vs Jafel Filho (flyweight)
Lerone Murphy vs Gabriel Santos (featherweight)
Christian Leroy Duncan vs Dusko Todorovic (middleweight)
Jake Hadley vs Malcolm Gordon (flyweight)
Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina (girls’s flyweight)
Jai Herbert vs Ludovit Klein (light-weight)
Juliana Miller vs Veronica Hardy (girls’s flyweight)