British fighter Leon Edwards will be looking to seal a glorious homecoming

Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman will complete their thrilling trilogy at UFC 286 in London tonight. Leon Edwards defends his welterweight title against Kamaru Usman tonight, in the main event of UFC 286 at London’s O2 Arena. UFC 286 live stream, Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 3 actual fight time, odds, card results, ESPN Plus PPV cost, TV price, how to watch online (3/18/2023).

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British fighter Leon Edwards will be looking to seal a glorious homecoming on Saturday as he defends his Welterweight title against Kamaru Usman as the headline act for UFC 286 at the O2 Arena in London.

The trilogy match-up comes just seven months on from Edwards knocking out the seemingly unbeatable “Nigerian Nightmare” to take the crown, with this fight his first defence.

The two fighters went head-to-head early in their UFC careers back in 2015, with Usman coming out on top that evening, only for Edwards to claim revenge a full seven years later.

Edwards will now look to prove that his shock win at UFC 278 was no one-off as he looks to seal his status as the undeniable talent at 170lb.

The first numbered UFC event to take place in the UK since 2016, Usman is likely to face a hostile crowd as he takes on the popular Jamaican born, Birmingham bred fighter.

The headline-act rematch may have a tough act to follow, however, with the co-main event being tipped as a fight of the year candidate with Justin Gaethje facing off against Rafael Fiziev in a much-anticipated lightweight clash.

The main card starts at 9pm GMT / 5pm ET. The Edwards vs Usman cagewalks are expected at around 10.30pm GMT / 6.30pm ET. Follow our guide below as we explain how to watch a UFC 286 live stream, so you can catch Edwards vs Usman and the rest in the Octagon.

Beyond the Trilogy-deciding title fight of the headline act, and the much anticipated co-main event between Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev, UFC 286 also boasts Jack Shore’s long-awaited return to action. The Welsh star is set to make his debut at featherweight against Iranian-born Finnish fighter Makwan Amirkhani.

Main card

Leon Edwards (c) vs Kamaru Usman – Welterweight

Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev – Lightweight

Jennifer Maia vs Casey O’Neill – Women’s flyweight

Gunnar Nelson vs Bryan Barbarena – Welterweight

Marvin Vettori vs Roman Dolidze – Middleweight


Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani – Featherweight

Sam Patterson vs Yanal Ashmoz – Lightweight

Chris Duncan vs Omar Morales – Lightweight

Muhammad Mokaev vs Jafel Filho – Flyweight

Early prelims

Lerone Murphy vs Gabriel Santos – Featherweight

Christian Leroy Duncan vs Duško Todorović – Middleweight

Malcolm Gordon vs Jake Hadley – Flyweight

Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina – Women’s Flyweight

Jai Herbert vs Ľudovít Klein – Lightweight

Juliana Miller vs Veronica Macedo – Women’s Flyweight

Jamaican-born Edwards knocked out Usman in stunning fashion in August, taking the belt from the Nigerian-American to become Britain’s second ever UFC champion.

For Edwards, the result also marked revenge for a points loss to Usman in 2015, meaning tonight’s main event will round out a trilogy between the pair.

In the co-main event, former interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje takes on rising contender Rafael Fiziev, in a fight that is almost guaranteed to steal the show.

The UFC returns to London tonight as Leon Edwards faces off against Kamaru Usman once again inside the octagon. The pair will complete a stunning trilogy at the O2 Arena, with the UFC welterweight title on the line once more.

Birmingham native Edwards famously knocked the dominant Usman out with a brilliant spinning kick at UFC 278 back in August to avenge his initial loss to the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ in 2015. Whether or not lightning can strike twice remains to be seen. Usman was on course to be considered one of the greatest ever before that loss and will be desperate for revenge tonight. Still, home support for Edwards could be a huge factor.

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