UFC 286 — Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman: Fight card, date, odds, location, start time, rumors, complete guide
Kamaru Usman is trespassing into enemy territory to try and wrest his crown from UFC Welterweight Champion Leon Edwards. Their trilogy will headline UFC 286 on Saturday, March 18, the first UFC pay-per-view event in London in six years.
England is hosting a major UFC event for the first time since UFC 204 headlined by hometown hero Michael Bisping when he took on Dan Henderson in Manchester. There are many parallels between the two maps. Edwards and Bisping are unexpected UFC champions who defended the title for the first time on home soil. Where Bisping avenged a previous loss to Henderson, Edwards is looking to take the lead from Usman in their 1-1 series.
Last August, Edwards landed a nasty Hail Mary blow to the head that won him the UFC welterweight title and leveled his rivalry with Usman. Usman was statistically ahead and less than one minute away from equaling Anderson Silva’s record of 16 consecutive UFC wins before suffering an instant knockout. Ousmane will have to settle for second place in history behind Silva, but he will most likely regain the world title.
Every Justin Gaethje booking is a Fight of the Night leader, and UFC 286 is no exception. In the co-main event, Gaethje will play against the coming storm Rafael Fiziev. This is Gaethje’s first fight since losing to Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title last May. Gaethje has received an amazing 10 post-fight bonuses in as many fights and is CBS Sports Fight of the Year in 2021 and 2017. Fiziev is not far behind, earning five bonuses in seven UFC appearances. Fiziev’s six-fight winning streak, including stops against Rafael dos Anjos, Brad Riddell and Renato Moicano, leads him to the most important fight of his career at UFC 286.
Below is the full fight card for UFC 286 along with the latest odds from Caesar’s bookmaker. Check back all week for the latest news, features, and other content related to this massive event.
UFC 286 fight card, odds
- Kamaru Usman -240 vs. Leon Edwards (c) +200 Welterweight Championship
- Rafael Fiziev -230 vs. Justin Gaethje +190, lightweight
- Gunnar Nelson -400 vs Brian Barberena +300 Welterweight
- Casey O’Neal -175 vs. Jennifer Maya +150 Women’s Flyweight
- Marvin Vettori -290 vs Roman Dolidze +230 Middleweight
- Jack Shore -500 vs Makwan Amirkhani +380 Featherweight
- Omar Morales -120 vs. Chris Duncan +100 Middleweight
- Sam Patterson -280 vs Yanal Ashmoz +230 Lightweight
- Muhammad Mokaev -800 vs. Jafel Filho +550 Flyweight
- Leron Murphy vs. Gabriel Santos Featherweight
- Christian Leroy Duncan -190 vs. Dusko Todorovic +160 Middleweight
- Jake Hadley -380 vs Malcolm Gordon +300 flyweight
- Joanne Wood -190 vs. Luana Carolina +160 Women’s Flyweight
- Ludovit Klein -165 vs. Jai Herbert +140 Lightweight
- Julianne Miller -410 vs. Veronica Macedo +320 Women’s Flyweight
Information about the UFC 286 tournament
- Date of: 18th of March
- Location: O2 Arena – London, England
- Start time: 5:00 pm ET (main map)
- How to watch: ESPN+PPV