UFC London main card: Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman and all fights tonight
In the main event of UFC 286 this weekend, Leon Edwards defends the welterweight title against Kamaru Usman in front of a home crowd.
Edwards knocked out Usman in dramatic fashion with a minute left in their rematch in August, seven years after suffering a points loss to the “Nigerian Nightmare”.
With his stunning, head-kick knockout of Usman, Jamaican-born Edwards became Britain’s second ever UFC champion. He now makes his first defence of the belt, at the UFC’s first pay-per-view event in Britain since 2016.
In the co-main event, former lightweight title challenger Justin Gaethje takes on rising contender Rafael Fiziev. Here’s all you need to know.
When is it?
UFC 286 takes place at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday 18 March.
The early prelims will begin at 5pm GMT (9am PT, 11am CT, 12pm ET), with the prelims following at 7pm GMT (11am PT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET). The main card is then scheduled to start at 9pm (1pm PT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET).
How can I watch it?
The card will air live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK – at a cost of £19.95 – with the broadcaster’s app and website also streaming the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will stream the action live, as will the UFC’s Fight Pass.
Edwards – 7/4
Usman – 4/9
Full card (subject to change)
Leon Edwards (C) vs Kamaru Usman 3 (welterweight title)
Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev (lightweight)
Gunnar Nelson vs Bryan Barberena (welterweight)
Jennifer Maia vs Casey O’Neill (women’s flyweight)
Marvin Vettori vs Roman Dolidze (middleweight)
Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani (featherweight)
Chris Duncan vs Omar Morales (lightweight)
Sam Patterson vs Yanal Ashmoz (lightweight)
Muhammad Mokaev vs Jafel Filho (flyweight)
Lerone Murphy vs Gabriel Santos (featherweight)
Christian Leroy Duncan vs Dusko Todorovic (middleweight)
Jake Hadley def. Malcolm Gordon via first-round TKO (1:01)
Joanne Wood def. Luana Carolina via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Jai Herbert vs Ludovit Klein ends as majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Veronica Hardy def. Juliana Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)