Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman will wrap up their exciting trilogy next weekend at UFC 286 in London.
Usman hit Edwards back in 2015, but the Birmingham man retaliated in stunning style at UFC 278 last August.
“Rocky” defeated his rival with a devastating leg kick in the fifth round to secure the UFC Welterweight Title.
The pair will now fight for the third time, with Edwards defending his crown in front of his home fans in the UK.
The card will also feature American star Justin Gaethje taking on Azerbaijan’s Rafael Fiziev in a lightweight co-main event.
UFC 286: Date and what’s next
UFC 286 is scheduled to take place on Saturday March 18th and will be held at the O2 Arena in London.
The card starts at 6pm while Edwards vs Usman can be expected around 10:30pm.
The event will be pay-per-view in the UK and shown on BT Sport Box Office at a price of £19.95.
The early UFC 286 prelims will be shown on BT Sport 1 from 7pm before moving to the box office for the main card.
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UFC 286: Fight Card
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Leon Edwards (c) vs. Kamaru Usman – for the UFC Welterweight Championship
- Rafael Fiziev vs Justin Gaethje
- Joanne Wood vs. Luana Carolina
- Gunnar Nelson vs. Bryan Barberena
- Roman Dolidze vs. Marvin Vettori
- Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani
- Sam Patterson vs Yanal Ashmoz
- Chris Duncan vs Omar Morales
- Lerone Murphy vs. Gabriel Santos
Early provisional map
- Muhammad Mokaev vs Jafel Filho
- Christian Leroy Duncan vs. Dusko Todorovic
- Malcolm Gordon vs. Jake Hadley
- Jennifer Maia vs Casey O’Neill
- Jai Herbert versus Ludovit Klein
- Julianna Miller vs Veronica Macedo
UFC 286: What was said?
Edwards: “I just want to see how he reacts to being knocked out cold and to see how he reacts to trips to the UK, see how crazy the fans are and just see him come back because he’s not younger becomes.
“He’s what, 35, 36? Maybe older? Let’s see how he comes back.
“It’s going to be a very different fight, I said so, my coaches said so. I’ve never lost in the UK, amateur or professional, so I’m excited.
“I love fighting in front of my friends and family. If he thinks he’s going in there and it’s going to be the same fight, he’s in for a rude awakening.”
Usman trained with Gaethje before the fight and tweeted: “HOW IRON SHARPENS IRON, ONE MAN SHARPENS ANOTHER”
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