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UFC 286 in London will feature the third encounter between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman

At UFC 286, Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman rematch the exchange. The welterweight championship will

At UFC 286, Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman rematch the exchange.

The welterweight championship will be on the line in a trilogy battle between Edwards and Usman, UFC President Dana White said on Saturday during the UFC Vegas 67 news conference.

On March 18, UFC With UFC 286 will take place at London’s O2. The event is broadcast live on ESPN+.

The welterweight championship bout marks the third encounter between the competitors, who are both 1-1. Usman defeated Edwards by decision at UFC on FOX 17 in their first meeting, and Leon prevailed in the rematch at UFC 279 in August of last year.

Kamaru had the advantage going into the fifth and final round that evening. When Edwards landed with a powerful head kick knockout with just a few seconds left in the bout, he was able to complete one of the greatest comebacks in history.

Both combatants expressed enthusiasm in running it again at a future UFC event in England shortly after rumors of a trilogy began. There was suspicion that Usman’s hand surgery and injury may postpone the bout, but the scheduled timeline was maintained.

With the welterweight championship bout currently set for London on March 18, Edwards and Usman will finally get their desire.

 

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