UFC 286: One of the most intense trilogy in the history of UFC

Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 3 is less than a week away

by Aryan Lakhani
UFC 286: One of the most intense trilogy in the history of UFC

Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 3 is less than a week away; Leon Edwards won in outstanding style when he last fought Kamaru Usman. And so, the present scenario demands the current UFC welterweight champion of the world to defend his belt against the Nigerian nightmare.

The electrifying clash is fixed for 18th march at the 02 arena in London. The undercard is equally exciting, where Justin Gaethje will be fighting against Rafael Fiziev, two excellent strikers hoping to emerge victoriously.

Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards first fought in 2015, which resulted in favor of Kamaru Usman as he convincingly won via unanimous decision. In the second fight that took place in 2022, Leon Edwards knocked out the Nigerian nightmare in the 5th round and shocked the entire world.

What to expect from the main event?

Kamaru Usman has his eyes on one thing, and that’s to reclaim the welterweight belt he lost last year; the bitter taste of defeat has fueled him to win ruthlessly. On the flip side, Leon Edwards earned his way to conquer UFC welterweight belt, and since it means so much to him, he would do anything to defend it.

As witnessed in the previous matches, the fight went to the last round, and both fierce individuals have terrific striking abilities and a firm ground game. A lot of analysis must have been done by both the fighters, so the fans can expect an early finish or a competitive knock.

It will all break down to who has more grit. The main card starts at 5 pm (Eastern time) Here's the main card:

  • Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman
  • Justin Gaethje vs Rafeal Fiziev
  • Gunnar nelson vs Barberena
  • Jennifer Maia vs Casey O’neil
  • Marvin vetorri vs Roman Doldize
The preliminary card starts at 3 pm (Eastern time) Here's the preliminary card:
  • Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani
  • Chris Duncan vs Omar Morales
  • Sam Patterson vs Yanal Ashmoz
  • Muhammed Mokaev vs Jafel Filho
The early prelims card starts at 1 pm (Eastern time) Here's the early prelims card:
  • Lerone Murphy vs Gabriel Santos
  • Christian Leroy Duncan vs Dusko Todorovic
  • Jake Hadley vs Malcolm Gordon
  • Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina
  • Jai Herbert vs L'udovit Klein
  • Julianna Miller vs Veronica Macedo

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