UFC 286 — Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman: Fight card, odds, start time, location, date, rumors, complete guide
The UFC is back with its second PPV of March on Saturday when it returns to London. The promotion is back in the U.K. for its first PPV event in seven years when UFC 286 goes down from the O2 Arena as Leon Edwards makes a homecoming in looking to defend his title against Kamaru Usman in a trilogy fight.
Usman earned the win in their first meeting way back in 2015 when both fighters were merely prospects new to the organization. They met again last August as completely different people with Usman holding the welterweight title and nearing Anderson Silva’s record for most consecutive wins and title defenses. Edwards entered on a 10-fight win streak and top contender in a loaded division.
After nearly five rounds of dominance from the champ, Edwards scored an iconic headkick knockout to take the title in one of the most dramatic moments in UFC history. Now, he’ll need to repeat the feat in his hometown.
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The undercard fills out with some fun battles that could produce fireworks. Look no further than the co-main event when “The Highlight” Justin Gaethje returns. The perennial lightweight contender is back as he looks to turn away the next rising contender in the division in the form of Rafael Fiziev. Plus, submission specialist Gunnar Nelson is back in action when he takes on brawling brute Bryan Barberena. And the main card opens with an important bout at middleweight when former title challenger Marvin Vettori takes on rising contender Roman Dolidze.
Below is the complete fight card for UFC 286 along with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Check back all week long for the latest news, features and other content around this massive event.
UFC 286 fight card, oddsKamaru Usman -240 vs. Leon Edwards (c) +200, welterweight championshipRafael Fiziev -230 vs. Justin Gaethje +190, lightweightsGunnar Nelson -370 vs. Bryan Barberena +290, welterweightsCasey O’Neill -175 vs. Jennifer Maia +150, women’s flyweightsMarvin Vettori -280 vs. Roman Dolidze +230, middleweightsJack Shore -500 vs. Makwan Amirkhani +380, featherweightsOmar Morales -110 vs. Chris Duncan -110, middleweightsSam Patterson -280 vs. Yanal Ashmoz +230, lightweightsMuhammad Mokaev -900 vs. Jafel Filho +600, flyweightsLerone Murphy -175 vs. Gabriel Santos +150, featherweightsChristian Leroy Duncan -210 vs. Dusko Todorovic +175, middleweightsJake Hadley -400 vs. Malcolm Gordon +310, flyweightsJoanne Wood -170 vs. Luana Carolina +145, women’s flyweightsLudovit Klein -190 vs. Jai Herbert +160, lightweights
Julianna Miller -440 vs. Veronica Macedo +350, women’s flyweightsUFC 286 infoDate: March 18Location: O2 Arena — London, England
Start time: 5 p.m. ET (Main card) How to watch: ESPN+ PPVUFC 286 countdown
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