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Champion Leon Edwards takes on big-time rival Kamaru Usman at UFC 286



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Welterweight champion Leon “Rocky” Edwards will defend his title at UFC 286. Photo: Adam Hagy – USA TODAY Sports

On March 18, welterweight champion Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman will run it back for a third time at UFC 286 in London. UFC president Dana White announced the news at the recent UFC Vegas 67 post-fight press conference.

The massive fight will take place seven months after Edwards defeated Usman at UFC 278, and will be the British fighter’s first title defence. He’s currently riding a ten-fight winning streak that dates back to his first fight with Usman back in 2015.

The former, and once so dominant, champion Usman will go to London to win back the welterweight strap he successfully defended five times. Before the loss to Edwards, “The Nigerian Nightmare” was riding an insane fifteen-fight winning streak.

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Announced fights for UFC 286 in London

  • Welterweight title bout: Leon Edwards (c) vs. Kamaru Usman
  • Lightweight bout: Rafael Fiziev vs. Justin Gaethje
  • Middleweight bout: Roman Dolidze vs. Marvin Vettori
  • Welterweight bout: Gunnar Nelson vs. Daniel Rodriguez
  • Women’s flyweight bout: Luana Carolina vs. Joanne Wood
  • Flyweight bout: Malcolm Gordon vs. Jake Hadley
  • Women’s flyweight bout: Jennifer Maia vs. Casey O’Neill
  • Lightweight bout: Jai Herbert vs. Ludovit Klein
  • Featherweight bout: Lerone Murphy vs. Nathaniel Wood
  • Lightweight bout: Chris Duncan vs. Michal Figlak
  • Women’s Flyweight bout: Veronica Macedo vs. Juliana Miller

*Bout order and number of fights can change. 

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