in the main event UFC 286 this weekend, Leon Edwards defends welterweight title against Kamaru Osman in front of a house crowd.

Edwards dramatically knocked Usman out with one minute left. Seven years after losing points to “Nigerian Nightmare” in the rematch in August.

Jamaican-born Edwards knocked Usman out with a header to become England’s second champion. UFC champion. Now making the first defense of the beltAt the UFC’s first pay-per-view event in the UK since 2016.

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 def. Makwan Amirkhani via second-round submission (rear bare choke, 4:27)

Chris Duncan def. Omar Morales, by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

Lateral Ashmoz defender. Sam Patterson by first-round KO (1:15)

Mohammed Mokaev def. Jafel Filho with third-round submission (rear bare choke, 2:42)

early qualifying rounds

Lerone Murphy def. Gabriel Santos by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Christian Leroy Duncan def. Dusko Todorovic by first-round TKO (knee injury, 1:52)

Jake Hadley def. Malcolm Gordon via first-round technical knockout (1:01)

Joanne Wood def. Luana Carolina by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

Jai Herbert vs Ludovit Klein majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)

Veronica Hardy def. Juliana Miller unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)