Leon Edwards will defend the counterweight title Kamaru Osman in the main event UFC 286 first this weekend UFC Pay-per-view event in the UK since 2016.

Highly successful Fight Nights were held at London’s O2 Arena in March and July 2022. Edwards dramatically knocked out Usman. To become the country’s second UFC champion in August.

Now Edwards makes his first defense of the title, is taking Usman for the third time, surpassing him in 2015. The duo will make headlines at the O2 Arena as the Jamaican-born champion tries to build upon the breathtaking finish he left behind his former rival.

Former lightweight title contender in joint main event Justin Gaethje The rising contender takes on Rafael Fiziev.

Here is everything you need to know.


UFC 286 will take place on Saturday, March 18 at the O2 Arena in London.

The early qualifiers will begin at 17:00 GMT (09:00 PT, 11:00 CT, 12:00 ET) and the preliminaries will begin at 19:00 GMT (11:00 PT, 13:00 CT, 14:00 ET) will begin. The mainboard is then scheduled to start at 9:00 PM (13:00 PM PT, 3:00 PM CT, 4:00 PM ET).

How can I watch?

The card will be streamed live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK – Costing £19.95 – the publisher’s app and website also stream fights.

In the US, ESPN+ will broadcast the action live, as will the UFC’s Fight Pass.


Edwards – 7/4

Osman – 4/9

Exact odds with Betway.

Full card (subject to change)

Two-time UFC lightweight title contender Justin Gaethje

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main board

Leon Edwards (c) vs Kamaru Usman 3 (heavyweight title)

Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev (lightweight)

Gunnar Nelson vs Bryan Barberena (heavyweight)

Jennifer Maia vs Casey O’Neill (women’s welterweight)

Marvin Vettori vs Roman Dolidze (middleweight)

preliminary rounds

Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani (featherweight)

Chris Duncan vs Omar Morales (lightweight)

Sam Patterson vs Lateral Ashmoz (lightweight)

Mohammed Mokaev vs Jafel Filho (flyweight)

early qualifying rounds

Lerone Murphy vs Gabriel Santos (featherweight)

Christian Leroy Duncan vs Dusko Todorovic (middleweight)

Jake Hadley vs Malcolm Gordon (weight)

Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina (women’s welterweight)

Jai Herbert vs Ludovit Klein (lightweight)

Juliana Miller vs Veronica Hardy (women’s welterweight)