London, UK – Watch UFC 286 Embedded Vlog Series.
This event will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at The O2 Arena in London, England. The pay-per-view will start at 5 p.m. ET, ESPN+ PPV while the preliminary card will stream on ESPNews, ESPN+ at 3 p.m. ET and the early prelims at 1 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+.
In episode #5, Gunnar Nelson gets a break from the fighter hotel. Casey O’Neill goes all out in the gym. Bryan Barberena sightsees. At the presser, things heat up for Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman’s title three-match; Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev promise a show.
In the main event, British UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards (20-3) fighting out of Birmingham, England returns to the Octagon looking to defend his title after a stunning knockout of Kamaru Usman last August. He will face the #1 ranked Kamaru Usman (20-2) fighting out of Florida, United States by way of Auchi, Nigeria will be focused on avenging his sole UFC defeat at the hands of his next opponent in a trilogy bout.
In the co-main, #3 contender Justin Gaethje (23-4) fighting out of Colorado, United States, the #3 lightweight, will be hoping to get his name back in title contention with a big win in London. faces off against #6 ranked Rafael Fiziev (12-1) fighting out of Phuket, Thailand by way of Baku, Azerbaijan is on a six-fight win streak and is coming off a ‘Performance of the Night’ knockout of former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos last September in a lightweight battle.
UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3 Fight Card:
Main Card (Pay-per-view, 5 p.m. ET):
- Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman – for the welterweight title
- Rafael Fiziev vs Justin Gaethje
- Luana Carolina vs Joanne Wood
- Bryan Barberena vs Gunnar Nelson
- Roman Dolidze vs Marvin Vettori
Preliminary Card #2 (ESPNews, ESPN+, 3 p.m. ET):
- Lerone Murphy vs Gabriel Santos
- Chris Duncan vs Omar Morales
- Makwan Amirkhani vs Jack Shore
- Yanal Ashmoz vs Sam Patterson
Preliminary Card #1 (ESPN+, 1 p.m. ET):
- Jafel Filho vs Muhammad Mokaev
- Christian Duncan vs Dusko Todorovic
- Malcolm Gordon vs Jake Hadley
- Jennifer Maia vs Casey O’Neill
- Jai Herbert vs Ludovit Klein
- Veronica Macedo vs Juliana Miller
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