Both Edwards and Usman are ready to conclude their fascinating trilogy with the upcoming Saturday UFC event in England. Here you will find the latest details on the UFC 286.
UFC 286 is officially dubbed “UFC 286: Edwards vs Usman 3.” It will be a Saturday night professional MMA event promoted by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The event will feature 15 bouts, 5 under the main card and 10 under preliminary card.
The main event fight will be the highly anticipated face-off between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. There Edwards will defend his Welterweight championship title against Usman. This will be their 3rd official bout against one another. While for the co-main event, Justin Gaethje will face against Rafael Fiziev under the lightweight division.
The two rivals first met at the UFC on Fox 17 event back in 2015. There Usman took the win with a unanimous decision. They met again after 7 years in 2022. At the UFC 278, Fans saw Leon take revenge on Usman with a 5th round TKO.
Leon Edwards is a professional mixed martial artist from Jamaica. Better known as “Rocky”, the English MMA professional currently has a career record of 20 wins and 3 losses with a 35% KO-to-win ratio. His most recent fight was against his upcoming rival. There Edwards KO’ed Usman and snatched the UFC Welterweight Championship title from him. The previous year, he fought Nate Diaz and Rafael dos Anjos and won both via unanimous decision.
Kamaru Usman is the Nigerian MMA professional, popular as “The Nigerian Nightmare.” The 35-year-old UFC competitor currently has a career record of 20 wins and 2 losses. His most recent loss came from his last fight. Usman lost to his long-term rival Edwards alongside his UFC title. Before which, he had a 19-win streak going. His most recent win came against Colby Covington in 2021 via unanimous decision.
When will be UFC 286 held?
- Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
- Time: 01:00 p.m. ET (prelim), 05:00 p.m. ET (main card)
The latest UFC event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Prelim card fights of the event will start at 01:00 p.m. ET. Which then will be followed by the main card fights at 05:00 p.m. ET.
How to Watch the MMA event on TV?
Like most major UFC events, upcoming UFC 286 will have no tv broadcast partnership. Therefore, all 15 fights of the event will be unavailable to watch on any tv channel.
How to Livestream UFC 286?
- UFC Fight Pass
- ESPN+ – United States
- BT Sport – United Kingdom
The preliminary fights from upcoming Saturday noon UFC event will be available for UFC Fight Pass, ESPN+ and BT Sport users. However, the main card of UFC 286 will be PPV exclusive. Therefore, viewers with existing subscriptions will have to buy a PPV ticket for $79.99 only. New users will have to spend $124.98 for the PPV. Which will give them access to an annual UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ subscription, saving 30% of the total cost.
Where will the MMA event be held?
- Venue: O2 Arena
- Location: Greenwich, London
The popular British multi-purpose indoor arena titled “The O2 Arena” will host the upcoming UFC 286. It is a giant entertainment complex located near the Greenwich Peninsula just southeast to London, England.
Complete fight card list of the upcoming Saturday UFC event is listed below –
- Marvin Vettori vs Roman Dollidze
- Jennifer Maia vs Casey O’Neill
- Gunnar Nelson vs Bryan Barberena
- Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev
- Leon Edwards (c) vs Kamaru Usman
- Juliana Miller vs Veronica Macedo
- Jai Herbert vs L’udovit Klein
- Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina
- Malcolm Gordon vs Jake Hadley
- Christian Leroy Duncan vs Gabriel Santos
- Lerone Murphy vs Gabriel Santos
- Mohammed Mokaev vs Jafel Filho
- Chris Duncan vs Omar Morales
- Sam Patterson vs Yanal Ashmoz
- Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani