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Leon Edwards defends welterweight title against Kamaru Osman at the main event tonight UFC 286 At the O2 Arena in London.

Edwards, born in Jamaica Strikingly knocked out Usman in AugustHe won the title from the Nigerian-American, making it Britain’s second ever title. UFC champion.

for Edwards, The result also avenged the loss of points to Usman in 2015.so tonight’s main event will complete a trilogy between the two.

In co-main event, former interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje It’s about rising contestant Rafael Fiziev in a fight that’s almost certain to steal the show.

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Fiziev came out first. Now comes Gaethje.

Alex Pattle18 March 2023 22:43


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Meanwhile, 30-year-old Fiziev has a six-game winning streak. The Azerbaijani has scored knockouts in three of his last four fights, defeating former champion Rafael dos Anjos, as well as Brad Riddell and Renato Moicano.

Rafael Fiziev during his win over Brad Riddell in December 2021

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Alex Pattle18 March 2023 22:42


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Gaethje last fought for the second time in his career in May as he was unsuccessfully battling for the undisputed lightweight title.

The 34-year-old American was delivered by Charles Oliveira in the first round after being knocked down by the Brazilian.

In 2020, Gaethje won the interim belt by stopping Tony Ferguson, but failed to secure the uncontested gold that year as he was presented by Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Alex Pattle18 March 2023 22:40


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Joint main event time, some fans’ most anticipated fight of the night: Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev 55 lbs.

This week, former interim champion Gaethje called himself the most exciting fighter in MMA history – it’s hard to go up against the American.

Azerbaijan’s Fiziev, meanwhile, is a fast-rising competitor looking for his biggest ever win.

Two-time UFC lightweight title contender Justin Gaethje

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Alex Pattle18 March 2023 22:37


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Colby Covington says he’s a UFC 286 reserve fighter with ‘one day’s notice’

Alex Pattle18 March 2023 22:34


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Gunnar Nelson def. Bryan Barberena, via first-round submission (crossbar, 4:51).

Alex Pattle18 March 2023 22:32


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Nelson Vs. Barberena – Round 1

Nelson briefly searches for an Americana, then an arm-triangle choke…

Barberena continues to move from the bottom, moving away from the fence.

But now Nelson moves to the crossbar… and takes the shot!!

Nelson is sending Barberena!

Alex Pattle18 March 2023 22:31


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Nelson Vs. Barberena – Round 1

Finally, Nelson managed to lift Barberena and throw it onto the canvas!

As Barberena lay by the fence, she went straight to half-guard.

Alex Pattle18 March 2023 22:29


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Nelson Vs. Barberena – Round 1

Nelson in his usual bouncing, orthodox stance; Barberena, with many illusions from her left-handed stance.

Nelson gets up and goes out of range. The crowd starts clapping as Icelandic fans show their support for Nelson at Euro 2016.

Nelson pins Barberena to the fence and tries to seal a trip. Good defense so far from Barberena though.

Alex Pattle18 March 2023 22:27


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Here we go, Nelson vs. Barberena!

Alex Pattle18 March 2023 22:24