Leon Edwards will acquire to defend his welterweight title on dwelling turf.
After Edwards was the UFC’s contemporary welterweight champion wait on in August with a fifth-spherical KO over Kamaru Usman, White became once adamant about having ‘Rocky’ defend the strap in England. The promotion then officially made UFC 286 in London, England but speculation began that Usman became once facing a hand hurt and he wouldn’t be in a situation to fight on March 18.
On the artificial hand, on Saturday after UFC Vegas 67, White officially launched Edwards vs. Usman 3 as the necessary event of UFC 286. He also launched Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev will wait on as the co-necessary event of the pay-per-see.
Leon Edwards (20-3 and one No Contest) is coming off the KO discover over Usman to become the contemporary champ to prolong his unbeaten creep to 11. His final loss became once to Usman by decision wait on in 2015. After the loss, the Brit picked up critical wins over Nate Diaz, Rafael dos Anjos, Gunnar Nelson, Vicente Luque, and Donald Cerrone amongst others.
Kamaru Usman (20-2) had his first UFC loss when he became once upset by Edwards to lose his welterweight title. Earlier than the setback, he became once 15-0 in the UFC with 5 title defenses and has critical wins over Colby Covington, twice, Jorge Masvidal, twice, Tyron Woodley, Gilbert Burns, and dos Anjos amongst others.
As for the co-necessary event, Dana White confirmed that Justin Gaethje will buy on Rafael Fiziev in a lightweight banger.
Gaethje hasn’t fought since UFC 274 final Could well well when he suffered a submission loss to Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title. Fiziev, meanwhile, is at the 2d on a six-fight a success creep and coming off a KO victory over dos Anjos in his first UFC necessary event.
With Edwards-Usman 3 and Gaethje-Fiziev legitimate, UFC 286 is as follows:
- Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman
- Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev
- Marvin Vettori vs. Roman Dolidze
- Daniel Rodriguez vs. Gunnar Nelson
- Jennifer Maia vs. Casey O’Neill
- Joanne Wood vs. Luana Carolina
- Jake Hadley vs. Malcolm Gordon
- Jai Herbert vs. L’udovit Klein
- Lerone Murphy vs. Nataniel Wood
- Veronica Macedo vs. Julianna Miller
Who acquire you assume will discover these two fights between Edwards-Usman and Gaethje-Fiziev?