Two top-notch matches have been officially confirmed for the UFC event in London

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Two top-notch matches have been officially confirmed for the UFC event in London

Last week, more information about the two main matches for the UFC 286 event on March 18th in London was released. Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards are set to headline the event in their trilogy match, but rumors circulated that Usman was injured and would not be able to compete.

Leon Edwards has now confirmed that he has received assurance from the UFC that Usman is fully prepared to fight. At a press conference today, Dana White confirmed that Kamaru Usman will be attempting to regain the welterweight title at the UFC 286 event in London on March 18th.

Usman will be seeking to avenge his defeat against Leon Edwards, who knocked him out in August 2022.

Fiziev vs Gaethje officially confirmed

This match will take place in front of Edwards' home crowd in England and is highly anticipated as it will be a rematch of a previous exciting match.

As a reminder, in their last fight, Edwards landed a powerful left high kick that left Usman unconscious, leading to his victory and the acquisition of the welterweight title. This will be a chance for Usman to redeem himself in two months.

In addition to the Edwards vs Usman match, another highly anticipated match has been officially confirmed for the UFC 286 event in London: Rafael Fiziev vs Justin Gaethje. Fiziev has been calling for this match for some time and recently stated that UFC executives also want this fight to happen.

Gaethje will be returning to the octagon after losing to Charles Oliveira in May of last year and this match is expected to be one of the best fights of the year, as both fighters are known for their striking abilities and willingness to engage in open exchanges.

Rafael Fiziev is on a six-match winning streak and a victory against Justin Gaethje at the UFC 286 event in London could propel him into the top 5 of the lightweight challenger rankings. This puts him in a strong position to contend for the title.