UFC 286 is a tough line-up, with Briton Leon Edwards taking on American Qamar Usman in a fight for the trilogy belt.
The long-awaited rematch ended in utter chaos last year when Edwards knocked Usman out with a brutal kick to the head in the last minute of the fight to become welterweight champion of the world. This knockout led to victory. “knockout of the year” mixed martial arts fights.
The duo will headline the night, which will feature former interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje taking on Rafael Fiziev. Welshman Jack Shore fights on the preliminary card against Makwan Amirkhani. The boy from Abertillery is ranked 15th in the UFC’s bantamweight rankings, but fights at featherweight for the first time on Saturday.
What time is Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman?
The title fight will start approx. 10:45 pm UK time on Saturday 18th March at the O2 Arena in London. The preliminary round starts at 7 pm, the main card at 9 pm.
What TV channel is Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman on?
Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards live BT Sport ticket office on pay-per-view and the event costs £19.95 to purchase. You can watch with BT TV or with the BT Sport Box Office app on your mobile phone, computer or tablet. You can buy a fight here.
Who’s on the Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman undercard?
Main event: Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman – UFC Welterweight Championship
- Justin Goethe vs Raphael Fiziev
- Gunnar Nelson vs Brian Barberena
- Jennifer Maia x Casey O’Neill
- Marvin Vettori vs Roman Dolidze
- Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani
- Chris Duncan vs Omar Morales
- Sam Patterson vs Yanal Ashmose
- Muhammad Mokayev vs Jafel Filo
What is the prize money for Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman?
Prize money for this fight has yet to be announced, but you can guess based on past fights.
In his first Octagon fight, Usman earned $26,500 (£22,000), while Edwards took home $17,500 (£14,500). The pair have come a long way since that fight eight years ago, and they’ve won big prizes for their rematch in August 2022.
Source: Wales Online
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