Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman can be finishing their trilogy with the welterweight title on the road in the primary occasion of UFC 286, UFC president Dana White introduced.
The occasion will happen on March 18 in London, England on the O2 Enviornment which can be internet hosting its 14th occasion for the promotion with the primary being UFC 75 in 2008.
Edwards gained the title by knocking out Usman within the fifth spherical of their UFC 278 fundamental occasion bout in August of their second bout with one another. Usman had crushed Edwards of their first bout in a non-title combat in December of 2015 by unanimous choice.
Edwards is unbeaten in 11 straight satirically going again to the loss to Usman eight years in the past. Edwards pulled off the knockout of the yr by many individuals’s accounts at UFC 278. He scored a head kick knockout within the fifth spherical after being down on all three judges’ scorecards heading into the ultimate spherical.
Usman had a 15-fight profitable streak snapped by Edwards of their final bout. A win in that bout would have tied him with Anderson Silva (16) for the UFC report profitable streak. The previous Final Fighter winner had 5 profitable welterweight title defenses, tying him for second-most ever within the UFC 170-pound division with Matt Hughes.
On high of all these information he was lacking, it was believed Usman was the pound-for-pound champion on the time and was seeing his picture peak in worth virtually. He had referred to as out Canelo Alvarez for a boxing bout amongst different ventures outdoors the UFC.
Different bouts have been introduced for UFC 286 however previous to Usman versus Edwards being introduced everybody discovered the UFC is finalizing a light-weight bout. Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev will function the co-main occasion at UFC 286, Dana White introduced.
Gaethje is trying to rebound from a loss to Charles Oliveira for the UFC’s light-weight title at UFC 274. For Fiziev, he’s driving a six-fight win streak. Most just lately, he knocked out former champion Rafael dos Anjos within the remaining spherical of his first fundamental occasion final July at a UFC Apex combat night time.
Different notable bouts on the UFC 286 card embrace:
– Marvin Vettori vs. Roman Dolidze
– Jennifer Maia vs. Casey O’Neil
– Daniel Rodriguez vs. Gunnar Nelson
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