in the main event UFC 286, Leon Edwards put the middleweight title on the opposite line Kamaru Osman in a highly anticipated trilogy match.
Edwards, who was overtaken by Usman in 2015, Dethroned “Nigerian Nightmare” with a stunning, late header In August, Britain’s second-ever UFC champion in this process.
Now, Jamaican-born Edwards makes first title defense, while returning to the O2 Arena in UFC London. After two hugely successful Fight Nights at the same venue last year, the arena is now hosting the UFC’s first pay-per-view match in Britain 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
Full card (subject to change)
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)
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)